epa05978007 Xadas (C-L) and Jorge Fernandes (R), both of Portugal in action against Patson Dakaza (L) and Boyd Musonda (2-R), both of Zambia, during the group stage match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017 between Zambia and Portugal at the Jeju World Cup Stadium near Seogwipo, Jeju Island, South Korea, 21 May 2017. EPA/WALLACE WOON
Wednesday May 24, 2017. 09:00
The Zambian U20 team has been boosted by the availability of strikers Patson Daka and Conlyde Luchanga, who have been declared fit for Wednesday’s 2017 FIFA World Cup, Group C match against Iran.
According to coach Beston Chambeshi and team doctor Mwila Lupasha, the duo will be available for selection on match day.
Daka sustained a cut on the lower lip while Luchanga sustained a wound after a Portuguese defender stepped on his buttock.
However, both players were active during a two-hour training sessions on Monday and Chambeshi said that Daka is an important member of the team.
“Patson has shown that the injury was not serious and he is ready for the match against Iran,” Chambeshi said.
“Ïran are a strong team and I watched them and we have to tune our mind as we face them.
“Ït will be an important game for both countries and both teams want to carry the day.”
The Junior Chipolopolo and Iran have three points apiece, but the young Chipolopolo have a better goal aggregate.
The encounter will be staged at Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seogwipo at 10:00 (CAT).
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