Zambia : Forget about Fwayo – Makembo

Fwayo Tembo trying to go past Nigerian Echiejile EldersonZambia Soccer Fans Association Patron Peter Makembo has advised Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda to forget about Fwayo Tembo’s refusal to join his call to national team but focus on winning Saturday’s world cup qualifier against Algeria at National Heroes Stadium.

ZANIS sports reports Makembo saying in an interview yesterday that it is quite disappointing that Fwayo to turn down Coach Nyirenda’s call up to the national team ahead of the Algeria match on Saturday.

“But looking at the time now, I want to appeal to team management not to waste their time on Fwayo, all what they need to do is to set their mind on the victory strategy on Saturday,” said Makembo.

Makembo said both the coach and the team should not think of the negatives because even if some players don’t show up the team won’t be handicap.

“The coach and players have to bear in mind that they are representing all Zambians on that day and soccer is a major sport in any given country, so it provokes the presence of its stake holder,” he said.

Lusaka Dynamos winger Fwayo Tembo was included in the squad as a compromise following an outcry from some fans but the midfielder whose disciplinary record remains a dent on his talent has opted out not to unite with his senior teammates in camp.

Coach Wedson Nyirenda has called goalkeepers Kennedy Mweene, Toaster Nsabata, Allan Chibwe and defenders Donashano Malama, Moses Nyondo, Boston Muchindu, Roderick Kabwe, Ziyo Tembo, Isaac Shamujompa, Billy Mutale, Adrian Chama, Webster Mulenga, Stopilla Sunzu, Fackson Kapumbu and Simon Silwimba.

Other players that have been called include midfielders Kondwani Mtonga, John Chingandu, Misheck Chaila, Emmanuel Banda, Enock Mwepu, Edward Chilfuya, Ernest Mbewe, Augustine Mulenga, Fwayo Tembo, Cletus Chama, Godfrey Ngwenya, Chisamba Lungu and strikers Patson Daka, Brian Mwila, Justin Shonga, Martin Phiri, Alex Ngonga, Fashion Sakala.

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