Lwandamina plays down Chama call-up


George Lwandamina says midfielder Clatous Chama is not in his immediate Zambia plans, despite enjoying good form at Zesco United.

Chama, who is also coached by Lwandamina at Zesco, has been instrumental in the defending Faz Super League champions’ quest to defend their title with numerous assists and has also scored five goals so far this season.

Furthermore, Zambia’s 2016 African Nations Championship qualifying team has lacked an impact player in midfield following modest displays by Larry Bwalya and Patson Daka.

“He is a Zambian and if he is deemed fit to be in the squad, he will be called,” Lwandamina said.


“I am sure he still has a long way to go, he has to work extra harder so that he is considered.

“But we are watching him and he is lucky that I am so close to him. I am sure one day he will, but I can’t promise when.”

Meanwhile, Lwandamina has yet to name his Chan team for the first leg, final round qualifier against Mozambique on October 17 in Ndola.

That team will prior to the Chan qualifier be joined by six foreign-based players for a friendly against Egypt on October 11 in Dubai.