Musasa, Macamo on national duty

Kaizer Chiefs striker Kabamba Musasa could make his first national team appearance when DR Congo take on Swaziland in a 2004 African Nations Cup qualifier this weekend.

Musasa, who missed the 5-0 Absa Cup first round victory against FC Sporting with injury, is yet to make his international debut after missing out in the 2002 Nations Cup finals in Mali. The striker was on the initial list but when the final squad was announced he was dramatically left out.

DR Congo are currently second in Group 9, a point behind Swaziland and victory could take them to the summit depending on the outcome of the match between Libya (three points) and bottom-placed Botswana in Tripoli.

Meanwhile, Amakhosi midfielder Josias Macamo has also been called up to represent Mozambique in their Nations Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso in Maputo on Sunday.

Malawian defender Patrick Mabedi received a call-up to play in a crunch Afcon qualifier against Nigeria but did not travel due to “problems with the Malawian FA”.

Other Amakhosi players on national duty this weekend are goalkeeper Brian Baloyi, defender Cyril Nzama and midfielder Stanton Fredericks who will represent South African in the international friendly against Madagascar on Saturday.