Super League side Sensational Zanaco has offloaded eight players.
The seven time Super Division champions finished the 2018 season in a disappointing 6th position and hence being prompted to overhaul their squad.
According to sources, the players released include 2012 AFCON winner Isaac Chansa and defensive pillar George Chilufya.
Others are former Power dynamos midfielder Richard Kasonde, Zimbabwean defender Zimisileni Moyo, Kennedy Musonda, Chongo Chirwa, Andrew Kwiliko and Didi Kitumbo.
The bankers are keen on getting back to the top and have identified the defence as their weakest link.
With Ziyo Tembo out in Saudi Arabia , George Chilufya, Zimisileni Moyo, Didi Kitumbo and Chongo Chirwa released the Numba Mumamba coached side is likely to line up a new back line come 2019.