Zambia Under-23 national team coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned 28 players for a local camp as preparations for next month’s Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kickoff.
Chambeshi has summoned a blend of his 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup winning lads and promising players in the local league.
Team manager Mwansa Kapyanga said the camp will run from October 8-16 in Lusaka.
Zambia has been placed in Group B alongside defending champions Nigeria, Ivory Coast and South Africa.
The tournament runs from November 8-22 in Egypt.
Top three teams at the Africa Cup of Nations will qualify to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
FAZ has placed a high premium on qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a call to the bench to rope the best talent available locally and international for the assignment.
Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi), Jackson Kakunta (Power Dynamos), Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors), Patrick Chooma (KYSA)
Shemmy Mayembe, Edward Tembo, Solomon Sakala (all Zesco United), Paul Banda (Buildcon), Kebson Kamanga (Zanaco), Wayne Museba, Field Kandela, Prosper Chiluya, Zachariah Chilongoshi (all Kabwe Warriors), Moses Nyondo (Nkana), Benson Chali (Forest Rangers), Boston Muchindu (Green Eagles)
Linos Makwaza (Power Dynamos), Clinton Lubula (Kansanshi Dynamos), Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors), Leonard Mulenga (Green Buffaloes), Oliver Lumbiya (Young Nkana), Musonda Siame (Lumwana Radiants), Harrison Chisala (Nkana), Ngosa Sunzu (Buildcon)
Twiza Chaibela (Kabwe Warriors), Crispin Sakulanda (Red Arrows), Biston Banda (Buildcon)