Head Coach of the Zambia national team, Wedson Nyirenda intends to give some players from the U-20 team a chance in the main squad when the World Cup qualifiers resume in August, has gathered.

Zambia’s U-20 national team claimed the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in March before their home fans and later on impressed at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea where they played to the quarterfinals stage, losing to semifinalists Italy 3-2 after extra time.

Nyirenda has however revealed that outstanding players in the team will be invited to the senior squad. He said:


“This is so important. We have the U-20s and they have shown their character. Nobody can sit back and take their place for granted as we have a group of young players who can come into the senior team at any time. They can deliver.

“I want to build three strong national teams. One with only local players, one with local and regional players and one, which is the main team, using players from Europe and all over,” Nyirenda told

Zambia take on Algeria twice in the space of ten days between August and September as the World Cup qualifiers continue.


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