The Zambia national football team this morning left for South Africa ahead of this Saturdays Cosafa Castle Cup semifinal match against Mozambique to be played in Tswane.
The team was expected to be joined later during the day by five South African based players in Tswane where they team drove to after landing at OR Tambo.
Striker Noah Chivuta of Wits University, defenders Billy Mwanza and Joseph Musonda from Golden Arrows including the Free State Stars duo goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene and fullback Kampamba Chintu are all due o join the team before the end of the day today.
And in the traveling party from Zambia was Malaysia based striker Philemon Chipeta who turned up in camp in Lusaka on Wednesday evening prior to departure for South Africa.
Konkola Blades striker Felix Nsunzu is also expected to join the team by Friday after a delay from Tunisia where he was attending trials.
Zambia are the Cosafa Castle Cup defending champions after beating fellow three-time winners Angola 2-0 in the final played in Lusaka October 21.
The team will face Mozambique in a 14:00 hrs kickoff at Super Stadium during a Cosafa Castle Cup semifinal doubleheader.
Hosts South Africa take on Botswana in the other semifinal at the same event at 16:00 hrs.