By Mercy Chewe
TP Mazembe defender Chongo Kabaso has demonstrated patriotism by accepting to play for Chipolopolo again just months after being unceremoniously dropped from the team and ejected from the camp.
Zambia coach Micho on Friday named Kabaso in his squad to face Algeria and Zimbabwe in the 2021 AFCON Group H qualifiers.
Chipolopolo will host AFCON champions Algeria in a must-win penultimate Group H match on March 25 in Lusaka before visiting Zimbabwe in Harare on March 29.
DR Congo based Kabaso was last October controversially banishment from the National Team after Zambia’s 2-1 friendly loss away to Kenya in Nairobi.
He went on to miss Zambia’s 2-1 friendly win over South Africa.
When requested to feature for the National Team this week, Kabaso gladly accepted the call-up.
The player has in the past spoken about his good working relationship with Micho even before the Serb became Chipolopolo boss.
‘I know Micho, we chat and we are like friends,” Kabaso has told journalists in the past.
GOALKEEPERS:Allan Chibwe (Green Eagles), Cyril Chibwe (Polokwane City-RSA), Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors)
DEFENDERS:Kabaso Chongo, Tandi Mwape (both TP Mazembe- DRC), Luka Banda (Napsa Stars), Adrian Chama, Clement Mulashi (both Zesco United), Golden Mafwenta (Buildcon), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Zachariah Chilongoshi (Power Dynamos)
MIDFIELDERS: Enock Mwepu (RB Salzburg-Austria), Nathan Sinkala (Stellenbosch-RSA), Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City-RSA), Kings Kangwa (Arsenal Tula-Russia), Clatous Chama, Rally Bwalya (both Simba SC-Tanzania), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Benson Sakala, Spencer Sautu (both Power Dynamos),
STRIKERS:Patson Daka (RB Salzburg-Austria), Fashion Sakala (KV Oostende-Belgium), Gamphani Lungu (SuperSport United-RSA), Lubambo Musonda (Slask Wroclaw-Poland), Roderick Kabwe (Black Leopards-RSA), Augustine Mulenga (Amazulu-RSA), Justin Shonga (Cape Town City FC-RSA), Brian Mwila (Buildcon), Moses Phiri (Zanaco), Collins Sikombe (Lusaka Dynamos), Amity Shamende (Green Eagles)