Reports from Zambia suggest interim Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda is plotting to field an attacking minded side against the Super Eagles on Sunday during the teams’ 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier opener.
The tie against the West Africans will be Nyirenda’s first game since taking charge of the team and while the Zambian fans will be more concerned about the outcome of the game after 90 minutes, a lot will be concerned about who is in and who is out of Wedson’s first ever ever Chipolopolo starting XI.
Feelers from Ndola say the interim boss has indicated that his side will be all about attacking the Super Eagles as he intends to unleash the attacking trio Rainford Kalaba, Chisamba Lungu and Fwayo Tembo in the starting line up with the former back in central midfield partnering the ever reliable Nathan Sinkala.
Chisamba and Fwayo are expected to start on the wings while Collins Mbesuma and Winstone Kalengo are expected to pair in the strike force that hopes to be a thorn in the flesh for the visitors’ backline.
At the back, Fackson Kampumbu is set to start in his first competitive World Cup qualifying game and is expected to get the nod for a startoing role. Kabaso Chongo, Adrian Chama, and Stopilla Sunzu will complete the back line with Kennedy Mweene between the sticks.
On the bench, Wada has enough options in the likes of Ziyo Tembo in defense, Roderick Kabwe in midfield and Rogers Kola in attack.
Zambia possible XI: Kennedy Mweene, Fackson Kampumbu, Kabaso Chongo, Adrian Chama, Stopilla Sunzu, Nathan Sinkala, Rainford Kalaba, Chisamba Lungu, Fwayo Tembo, Collins Mbesuma and Winstone Kalengo.