Former PSL stars lend experience to young Zambians

Christopher Katongo of Bidvest Wits. ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Christopher Katongo of Bidvest Wits. ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Zambia national coach, George Lwandamina, has hailed Christopher Katongo and Isaac Chansa’s unselfishness and leadership, saying the duo’s inclusion in his squad has had a positive impact.

Lwandamina said this while speaking to at Nkoloma Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

He believes that the less experienced players will be able to feed off the duo’s experience in the run up to and during the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda.

“They were roped in to bring in the experience and so far their interaction with the younger players has been positive, which is good for team building,” said Lwandamina.

“They have gone to more than four tournaments, so they have a lot to share with those who have never been to tournaments.

“They have won the Afcon; Chris was the captain and moreover he is still playing actively with Green Buffaloes.

“I hope and trust they will be able to have positive impact when we go to Rwanda. Am sure they will, they have quite vast knowledge in terms of tournaments.”

Chipolopolo are expected to land in South Africa on Friday for a five day training camp.

While in South Africa, the team will play a friendly match against Angola on Sunday and another against yet to be named opposition on Tuesday.

Zambia is expected to arrive in Rwanda on Wednesday, January 13 ahead of the tournament which kicks off in Kigali on January 16.

Zambia is placed in Group D along with Zimbabwe, Mali and Uganda and will be based in Rubavu.

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