THE 2015 AFCON call-up Mukuka Mulenga has been named in the Zambia Under-23 teams’ forthcoming 2015 All-Africa Games qualifiers.
The Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder is one of five players heading to Equatorial Guinea named in Fighton Simukonda’s provisional 34-member team.
Others are Nkana striker Ronald Kampamba, Red Arrows winger Bruce Musakanya and Choma Eagles midfielder Spencer Sautu.
Midfielder Lubambo Musonda of Armenian club FC Ulysses is one of two foreign-based players alongside Mukuka summoned for Under-23 duty.
Also in the team is Nchanga Rangers goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata who was axed from the final 23-member Africa Cup-bound team.
The Zambia Under-23 enters camp in Lusaka this Sunday to begin preparations for the February 21 preliminary round, first leg away qualifier against Madagascar.
Congo-Brazzaville will host the 2015 All-Africa Games from September 4-19.
Team: Goalkeepers: Toaster Nsabata (Nchanga Rangers), Kenny Mumba (Red Arrows), Charles Mweemba (Nkana)
Defenders: Moses Siansumo (Indeni), Alex Sichone (Arrows), Chishimba Changala, Bornwell Silengo, Bernard Mapili (Zesco United), Salulani Phiri (Zanaco), Chewe Mukuka (Nkana), Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos), Chibesa Kunda (Green Buffaloes)
Midfielders: Shadreck Malambo, Bruce Musakanya (Arrows), Lubambo Musonda (FC Ulisses, Armenia), Richard Kasonde, Julius Situmbeko, Larry Bwalya (Power Dynamos), Nsofwa Mwansa (Kabwe Warriors), Mukuka Mulenga (Bloemfontein Celtics, South Africa), Lukwembe Chisenga (Napsa Stars), Evans Mwanza (National Assembly), Mbita Chalwe (Konkola Blades), Aubrey Chamulwanda (Rangers), Paul Simpemba (Lime Hotspurs), Spencer Sautu (Choma Eagles)
Strikers: Moses Phiri (Zanaco), Ronald Kampamba (Nkana), Michael Katiba (Kalulushi Modern Stars), Spencer Ngalande (Rangers), Emmanuel Phiri (Konkola Mine Police), Felix Nyaende (Power), Friday Samu (Buffaloes) and Martin Chakulya (Lumwana Radiants)