Zambia makes their first visit to the America’s in 11 years when they face hosts Chile in Calama in a friendly match.
The match is part of Chiles 2010 World Cup warm-up ahead of next months tournament in South Africa.
On Zambia’s last visit to the continent in 1999, they lost 7-1 to Honduras in another friendly match.
This evening match against Chile will mark caretaker trainers Wedson Nyirenda and Honor Janza’s first senior match in charge for Zambia and also the two teams first ever meeting at senior level.
Meanwhile, missing from the side will be key goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene due to a shin injury and so his longtime number two Kalililo Kakonje of Amazulu in South Africa will step in for the friendly.
Midfielder Rainford Kalaba who has been club-less since returning from the Africa Cup is set to return to high profile action since last playing for Zambia in Angola.
Jonas Sakuwaha will also play his first match for Zambia this year after pulling out of the Africa Cup to concentrate on cementing a place at French club Lorient.
In attack, Given Singuluma and Christopher Katongo should lead in attack while Hichani Himoonde, Francis Kasonde and Stophila Sunzu will be in defence.