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Chipolopolo commence preps for COSAFA tourney

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chipolopolo in trainingThe Senior Chipolopolo has kicked off preparations for the Malawi friendly and the COSAFA tournament.The friendly against the “Flames ” of Malawi is slated for May 10 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.

Felix Katongo is among the 13 players that have so far reported for camp and took part in today’s morning training session at National Heroes Stadium.

Team manager Lusekelo Kamwambi also told Faz.com that vice Captain Nathan Sinkala is also expected to join the squad this evening.

“We have 13 players in camp that include Felix Katongo and we are expecting other players by tomorrow morning,” he said.

Kamwambi added that Zesco United players have not joined the squad due to their rescheduled game against Nakambala Leopards on Wednesday.

Meanwhile the Under 23 have also started their campaign for the Rio Olympics qualifiers with seven players reporting on the first day of training.

Coach Fighton Simukonda said four players from Nchanga Rangers and three from Kabwe Warriors are in camp.

And the Shepolopolo who are also on a journey to Rio Olympics have regrouped with 15 players reporting as they await the rest.

Assistant coach Kape Saili said the technical bench is waiting for 10 players from the Copperbelt who are expected in camp by tomorrow morning.

The Shepolopolo will start their qualifiers with a test against neighbours Zimbabwe on May 24 in Lusaka.

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