Renard Names 10 Local Players In WC Squad

WHEN DUTY CALLS: Renard shows how it should be done in leading by example to arrange the pitch.

Herve Renard has included 10 local players in his 25 man June’s Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Sudan.

It is for the first time that over one-third of locally based players have been included in the main Chipolopolo side for almost 5 years and this could be an indication of change of guard .

Though he is suspended for the Lesotho match on June 8, first choice goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has been included as he will be eligible for the tie against Sudan, a week later.

In a desperate move to get game time, Chansa, this month signed a short deal with Super League champions Zanaco and played twice but his form has remained poor. There’s also no place for TP Mazembe forward Jonas Sakuwaha and the injured Stopilla Sunzu.

China based hit-man James Chamanga has been rewarded for his good form in front of goal and he makes a come-back after missing the Lesotho encounter.