Christopher Katongo arrived today ahead of Sundayâ€™s 2008 Africa Cup, Group 11 qualifying tie away to Congo-Brazzaville.
The striker from Danish top-flight club Brondby landed this morning just after 10:00 hrs.
His presence completes the Patrick Phiri’s list of foreign based players called up for duty for the match against Congo.
Phiri meanwhile dropped two players ahead of Zambiaâ€™s departure for Congo tomorrow, Friday.
The Zambia coach has dropped Red Arrows midfielder Brian Lubaba and Forest Ranger goalkeeper Charles Chileshe.
19 players in all will make the trip to Congo.
GOALKEEPERS: George Kolala (Zanaco), Kennedy Mweene (Free State Stars, South Africa).
DEFENDERS:Â Joseph Musonda, Kennedy Nkethani (All Zanaco), Clive Hachilensa (Free States Stars, South Africa), Hichani Himoonde (Lusaka Dynamos), Billy Mwanza (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa), Mark Sinyangwe (Nkana), Elijah Tana (Al Jeerza, UAE).
MIDFIELDERS: Felix Katongo (Clube Desportivo 1Âº de Agosto, Angola), Siloni Jere (Kabwe Warriors), Rainford Kalaba (Zesco United), Christopher Katongo (Brondby, Denmark), Noel Mwandila (Green Buffaloes).
FORWARDS: James Chamanga (SuperSport United, South Africa), Ignatius Lwipa (Zanaco), Collins Mbseuma (Maritimo, Portugal), Jonas Sakuwaha (Zesco United), Dube Phiri (Red Arrows).
Meanwhile,Peter Kaumbaâ€™s Zambia Under 23 squad today departed for Malawi ahead of Saturdayâ€™s Olympic Games 1st round, final leg qualifying tie against their hosts.
19 players in all have made the traveling party to face the Malawi under 23â€™s while Kaumba has dropped three.
The dropped trio includes long-time junior international first choice goalkeeper Rabson Muchelenganga of Power Dynamos who has three Under 23 caps to his name so far after rising through the ranks from Under 17 in 2001.
Muchelenganga’s place has been taken up by current Zambia Under 20 goalkeeper Jacob Banda while ex-Zambia number 1 Kalililo Kakonje has taken the second slot as he seeks to revive his faltering international career.
Kakonje takes up the slot vacated by Nkana goalkeeper Kelvin Mulenga who was dropped last week when the former arrived in camp.
Also dropped is Muchelengangaâ€™s club mate and former Under 20 midfielder Norman Munthali and City of Lusaka late call-up striker Marvin Chipampe.
Zamtel defender Eugene Shamakamba has also been left out after failing to recover from an injury that has kept him out of action for his new club since joining from Kitwe United this season.
Zambia has a 3-2 advantage over Malawi from the first leg played on February 7 at Nkoloma stadium in Lusaka.
A win or draw for Zambia will see them through to the group stage qualifiers on the road to the Beijing Olympic Games football tournament.
GOALKEEPERS: Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Kalililo Kakonje (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa).
DEFENDERS: Field Chipungu, Nyambe Mulenga (Both Forest Rangers), Willy Chinyama (Zesco United), Maybin Chishimba (Green Buffaloes), Francis Kasonde (Power Dynamos), Davies Nkausu (University of Pretoria FC, South Africa), Clive Sichondwe (Kabwe Warriors), Charles Siyingwa (Konkola Blades).
MIDFIELDERS: Simon Bwalya (Power Dynamos), Clifford Mulenga (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Stophira Nsunzu (Konkola Blades), Sebastian Mwansa (Green Buffaloes), Mwape Mwelwa (National Assembly FC), Chabusha Malumani (Lusaka Dynamos).
FORWARDS: Felix Nsunzu Jr (Konkola Blades), Given Singuluma (Bay United, South Africa), Christopher Musonda (Forest Rangers).