Katongo Chris
Former national team skipper Chris Katongo says the Chipolopolo are capable of winning the 2018 Morocco African Nations Championship (CHAN).

Katongo said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the Ziyo Tembo-captained side has the ammunition to lift the CHAN trophy on February 4.

Katongo, who captained the Chipolopolo to a maiden Africa Cup of Nations victory in 2012 in Libreville, Gabon, said coach Wedson Nyirenda has assembled a formidable squad capable of withstanding pressure in Morocco.

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He, however, said players need to be focused if they are to make an impact at the three-week-long tournament.
Katongo said there are no underdogs in modern football.


GOALKEEPERS: Moses Mapulanga (Nkana FC), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco FC), Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos FC), Kenny Mumba (Red Arrows)

DEFENDERS: Solomon Sakala (Napsa Stars), Simon Silwimba, Fackson Kapumbu (both Zesco United), Lawrence Chungu, Isaac Shamujompa (both Power Dynamos), John Mwengani (Nkana), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes), Jimmy Nakena (Nchanga Rangers)

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MIDFIELDERS: Donashano Malama (Nkana), Kondwani Mtonga, Misheck Chaila, John Chingandu (all Zesco United), Larry Bwalya, Godfrey Ngwenya (both Power Dynamos), Augustine Mulenga, Ernest Mbewe (both Zanaco), Mike Katiba (Green Buffaloes), Bwalya Kasonde (Nchanga Rangers)

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