Chisi Mbewe Announces Final Squad for Cosafa Cup

Chisi Mbewe Announces Final Squad for Cosafa Cup

Zambia coach Chisi Mbewe has announced his final squad for the COSAFA Cup.

Albert Kangwanda, a two-time COSAFA Cup winner, will captain the team as Zambia aims for a third consecutive title.

Four players from the Zambian champions Red Arrows—Charles Kalumba, Brian Chilimina, Saddam Yusuf Phiri, and Ricky Banda—have been included.

Zambia will face Kenya in the opening match on Thursday, followed by a clash against Zimbabwe on Sunday in the latest edition of the ‘Battle of Zambezi’. Zambia and Zimbabwe have collectively won 13 titles.

The Group B final matches will be played on Tuesday, with Zambia set to play against Comoros.

Zambia lifted the trophy during the 2023 Hollywood Bets COSAFA Cup Final against Lesotho at King Zwelithini Stadium, Umlazi on July 16, 2023. ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix



  • Victor Chabu (Nchanga Rangers)
  • Willard Mwanza (Power Dynamos)
  • Charles Kalumba (Red Arrows)


  • Mathews Chabala (ZESCO United)
  • Killian Kanguluma (Kabwe Warriors)
  • Chitoshi Chinga (Nkana FC)
  • Mathews Banda (Nkana FC)
  • Brian Chilimina (Red Arrows)
  • John Chishimba (ZESCO United)
  • Owen Mwamba (Mufulira Wanderers)
  • Zachariah Chilongoshi (NAPSA Stars)


  • Dickson Chapa (NAPSA Stars)
  • Frederick Mulambia (Power Dynamos)
  • Austin Muwowo (Power Dynamos)
  • Abraham Siankombo (ZESCO United)
  • Kelvin Kapumbu (ZESCO United)
  • David Simukonda (ZESCO United)
  • Owen Tembo (Power Dynamos)
  • Saddam Yusuf Phiri (Red Arrows)


  • Albert Kangwanda (Al Hilal-Sudan)
  • Andrew Phiri (FC MUZA)
  • Jimmy Mukeya (Kansanshi Dynamos)
  • Ricky Banda (Red Arrows)


Group Stages

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Group A

  • Eswatini vs Botswana (NMB Stadium, 3 pm)
  • South Africa vs Mozambique (NMB Stadium, 6 pm)

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Group B

  • Comoros vs Zimbabwe (NMB Stadium, 3 pm)
  • Zambia vs Kenya (NMB Stadium, 6 pm)

Friday, June 28, 2024

Group C

  • Lesotho vs Seychelles (NMB Stadium, 3 pm)
  • Angola vs Namibia (NMB Stadium, 6 pm)

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Group A

  • Mozambique vs Eswatini (Wolfson Stadium, 3 pm)
  • South Africa vs Botswana (Wolfson Stadium, 6 pm)

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Group B

  • Kenya vs Comoros (Wolfson Stadium, 12 noon)
  • Zambia vs Zimbabwe (Wolfson Stadium, 3 pm)

Monday, July 1, 2024

Group C

  • Angola vs Seychelles (Wolfson Stadium, 12 noon)
  • Namibia vs Lesotho (Wolfson Stadium, 3 pm)

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Group B

  • Kenya vs Zimbabwe (Wolfson Stadium, 12 noon)
  • Comoros vs Zambia (NMB Stadium, 12 noon)

Group A

  • Mozambique vs Botswana (Wolfson Stadium, 3 pm)
  • South Africa vs Eswatini (NMB Stadium, 3 pm)

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Group C

  • Namibia vs Seychelles (Wolfson Stadium, 3 pm)
  • Lesotho vs Angola (NMB Stadium, 3 pm)


Friday, July 5, 2024

  • Winner Group B vs Winner Group C (NMB Stadium, 3 pm)
  • Winner Group A vs Best 2nd Place (NMB Stadium, 6 pm)


Sunday, July 7, 2024

  • Third-place Playoff (NMB Stadium, 2 pm)
  • Final (NMB Stadium, 5 pm)
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