Defender Emmanuel Mbola has been drafted into the Zambia team to face Botswana away this Saturday in an international friendly.
Under-23 coach Lucky Msiska said after Monday morning training that Mbola is one of two high profile players he had called up for the away friendly to Botswana.
However, the other is South African- based defender Kampamba Chintu has been ruled out due to injury.
“I have brought in one or two senior players to provide experience. Chintu although as you can see he is injured so he is out,” Msiska said.
Meanwhile, Msiska has excused all the Zanaco players who include striker Makundika Sakala and defender Charles Siyingwa due to club commitments this weekend when they face Forest Rangers in a rescheduled Super Division fixture at Sunset stadium.
Msiska will also be without Kabwe Warriors defender Bronson Chama due to injury.
The Botswana friendly will mark Msiska’s first full game in charge of the team.
Zambia entered camp on Friday in Lusaka to prepare for the match against Botswana.