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Mwepu, Daka To Miss Chipolopolo Friendly With Mali

Enock Mwepu and Patson Daka wont be available for Zambia international friendly games against Mali, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ has confirmed.

The duo are the latest players to pull out of the Chipolopolo squad after  goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata , who will not be part of both matches due to injury.

FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala confirmed the duo will not be in action against the Eagles of Mali on Friday due to medical reasons.

“It is with a deep sense of sadness that we announce the absence of Chipolopolo captain Enock Mwepu and Patson Daka in the two FIFA International Friendly matches against Mali in Bamako,” said Kashala.

“The England based pair were the first players to arrive in Bamako alongside Sweden domiciled Emmanuel Banda but unfortunately will play no further part due to medical reasons.

“We wish the afflicted players a quick recovery and thank them for having swiftly responded to national duty.”

Zambia plays Mali on Friday and Monday in two international friendly matches that are being used as preparatory games for the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March next year.

Full squad:


Charles Kalumba (Red Arrows), Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos), Toaster Nsabata (Sekhukhune United-RSA)


Benedict Chepeshi, Allan Kapila (both Red Arrows), Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United), Miguel Chaiwa (BSC Young Boys-Switzerland), Frankie Musonda (AYR United-Scotland), Tandi Mwape (TP Mazembe-DRC), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Luka Chamanga (Power Dynamos)


Edward Chilufya (Midtjylland-Denmark), Kelvin Kampamba (Zesco United), Joshua Mutale (Power Dynamos), Roderick Kabwe (Sekhukhune United-RSA), Emmanuel Banda (Djurgardens-Sweden), Enock Mwepu (Brighton-England), Kings Kangwa (FK Crvena Zvezda-Serbia)


Fashion Sakala (Glasgow Rangers-Scotland), Patson Daka (Leicester City-England), Ricky Banda (Red Arrows), Evans Kangwa (Arsenal Tula-Russia)



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