The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has confirmed that the national team is set to play two international friendly matches against Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Chipolopolo will face Ethiopia twice and Sudan once as part of Coach Milutin Sredojevic’s preparations for the CHAN tournament and the back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Botswana in November.
Sredojevic has named a 23-man squad of local players and has retained most of the local players who were part of the recent FIFA international window matches.
The squad will go into camp on Tuesday 20 October and will jet-off to Ethiopia on Wednesday.
They will face Ethiopia on Thursday and Sunday and play South Sudan on Saturday and Monday.
Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors), Jackson Kakunta (Power Dynamos), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi)
Kondwani Chiboni, Zachariah Chilongoshi (both Power Dynamos), Luka Banda, Luka Ng’uni (both Napsa Stars), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows), Kebson Kamanga (Zanaco
Benson Sakala (Power Dynamos), Albert Kangwanda, Kelvin Kapumbu (both Zanaco), Amity Shamende (Green Eagles), Leonard Mulenga (Green Buffaloes), Bruce Musakanya, Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba (both Zesco United), Collins Sikombe (Napsa Stars), Chaniza Zulu (Lumwana Radiants), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Thomas Zulu (Nkwazi)
Friday Samu (Green Buffaloes), Emmanuel Chabula (Nkwazi)
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By Ofhani Munyai