The Zambia Under-23 go into camp tonight, Wednesday in Kitwe to begin preparations for their 2008 Olympic Games football tournament Group B qualifier against Senegal to be played on September 8 at Nchanga stadium in Chingola.
Included in the team is Kabwe Warriors and Zambia Under 20 star Emmanuel Mayuka who missed his first Under-23 call-up a fortnight ago away to Mali in a game Zambia won 2-1 in Bamako.
The Warriors striker missed the match due to a trial commitment with Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin.
Also included in the team are Zambia Under-20 and Red Arrows attacker Simon Lupiya and Zamtel defender Joe Besa.
Misisng from the team is key striker Felix Nsunzu who is away on trials in Tunisia.
Meanwhile, his young brother and Konkola Blades teammate Stophira Nsunzu returns after the midfielders recent World Under-20 Cup outing in Canada.
The Under-23 team is expected to be in camp in Kitwe up to match day next week.
Peter Kaumba’s team currently lead Group B on maximum 6 points from their two games played so far.
Cote d’Ivoire are second on 2 points after beating Senegal 2-0 in Abidjan a week ago.
Goalkeepers: Kalililo Kakonje (Lamotville Golden Arrows, South Africa), Labson Muchelenganga (Power Dynamos), Jacob Banda (Zesco United).
Defenders: Bronson Chama, Clive Sichondwe (Both Kabwe Warriors), Charles Sinyingwa (Power Dynamos), Hichani Himoonde (Lusaka Dynamos), Davies Nkausu (Pretoria University, South Africa), Maybin Chishimba (Green Buffaloes), Eugene Shamakamba, Joe Lungu (Both Zamtel FC).
Mifielders:Norman Munthali, Francis Kasonde, Joseph Sitali (All Power Dynamos), Timothy Mbewe, Simon Luipya (Both Red Arrows), Chabusha Malumani (Lusaka Dynamos), Stophira Sunzu (Konkola Blades).
Strikers: Signs Chibambo (Nakambala Leopards), Reuben Tembo (Green Buffaloes), Christopher Musonda (Forest Rangers), Given Singuluma (Bay United, South Africa), Emmanuel Mayuka (Kabwe Warriors).