Zambia’s home-based players will kick-start preparations for next month’s academic World Cup qualifying matches against Mauritania and Tunisia.
Ahead of the matches against Mauritania on November 13 and Tunisia three days later, interim coach Beston Chambeshi has invited 20 players for camp training .
Football Association of Zambia website says the Chipolopolo will begin residential camp on Sunday.
Chambeshi has recalled striker Alex Ng’onga of Nkana for the first time since 2018.
Nkwazi goalkeeper Charles Muntanga has also been recalled to the squad.
FAZ says foreign-land based players will join the squad in the final week of the actual game against bottom-placed Group opponents, Mauritania.
Zambia will welcome Mauritania at National Heroes Stadium before travelling to Tunisia three days later to wind up the Group B qualifiers.
Chipolopolo are out of the running for a place in the final qualifying round of the World Cup finals having collected four points from four games, three points behind second-placed Equatorial Guinea and a distant sic points from leader Tunisia who secured the ticket to the next stage.
FULL LOCAL SQUAD
Kelvin Malunga (Nkana), Gregory Sanjase (Zesco United), Lameck Siame (Zanaco), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi)
Jack Ngulube (Green Buffaloes), Prosper Chiluya, Benedict Chepeshi (both Red Arrows), Simon Silwimba, Solomon Sakala (both Zesco United), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Luka Banda (Napsa Stars), Isaac Shamujompa (Zanaco)
Spencer Sautu, Dickson Chapa, Kelvin Kampamba (all Zesco United), Patrick Gondwe (Nkana), Kelvin Kapumbu (Zanaco)
Jimmy Mukeya (Napsa Stars), Moses Phiri (Zanaco), Alex Ng’onga (Nkana)
Source:Zambia home-based players set for residential training (africatopsports.com)