Israel-based midfielder Ngosa Sunzu has been drafted into Zambia’s 2017 Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations team.
Zambia Under-20 national team coach Beston Chambeshi said Sunzu is one of three overseas call-ups he is hoping to look at ahead of the tournament Zambia will host from February 26 to March 12.
Sunzu, of Israel club Hapoel Ra’anana, is the younger brother of Zambia and Lille defender Stopilla Sunzu.
“We have players who are coming from outside the country and by next week we may have two or three players coming from Europe,” Chambeshi said.
“We have young Sunzu, who is Stopilla’s younger brother, and we have Numba Mwape, who is based in Spain.
“They have always been part of our team but came at the last minute, that is why we left them from the Cosafa Under-20 Cup team and hope they can join us this week.”
Midfielder Kenneth Kalunga from Danish club Ikast FS was the only overseas player during Zambia’s victorious outing at the Cosafa Under-20 Cup in South Africa in December.
Portuguese-based midfielder Emmanuel Banda is the other player Chambeshi is considering for next month’s tournament.
Zambia are in Group A for the Under-20 Afcon where they will play Egypt, Mali and Guinea.