Captain and striker Christopher Katongo of Greek club Xanthi arrived late Monday ahead of Saturday’s 2010 African Cup of Nations Group C qualifier against Comoros at Nkoloma stadium in Lusaka.
Katongo was part of Tuesday mornings training together with eight other arrivals on the same date that include Jonas Sakuwaha of French side Lorient who returns to the fold for the first time since October last year.
Sakuwaha missed Zambia’s Africa Cup outing in Angola to try and secure a first team place at the French Ligue 1 side but recently left on loan to Ligue 2 side Le Herve.
Meanwhile, Katongo’s young brother Felix who recently left Mamelodi Sundowns to join Al Ittihad of Libya arrived late on Tuesday together with James Chamanga who is based in China.
Still being awaited is striker Roger Kola of Israeli club AS Ashdod.
And attacking midfielder Fwayo Tembo who plays for FC Basel in Switzerland is back in training after missing Monday’s opening day of practice due to an injury.
Zambia’s team physicians are also monitoring defender Hichani Himoonde in camp who has been out of action for TP Mazembe for the last two weeks with a leg injury.
And in a related development Comoros are expected to arrive in the country on Thursday ahead of their first ever clash against Zambia.
Goalkeepers: Kennedy Mweene (Free States Stars, South Africa), Kalililo Kakonje (Unattached), Jacob Banda (Zesco United)
Defenders: Kampamba Chintu (Amazulu, South Africa), Hichani Himoonde, Emmanuel Mbola (Both TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Francis Kasonde (Al Hadez, Saudi Arabia), Joseph Musonda (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa), Billy Mwanza, Nyambe Mulenga (Both Zesco United)
Midfielders: Jimmy Chisenga (Red Arrows), Isaac Chansa (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Christopher Katongo (Xanthi, Greece), William Njobvu (Hapoel Kiryat Shmone, Israel), Noah Chivuta (unattached), Fwayo Tembo (Basel FC,Switzerland), Felix Katongo (Al Ittihad, Libya), Rainford Kalaba (Unattached), Jonas Sakuwaha (Lorient, France), Sebastian Mwansa (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Simon Bwalya, Kennedy Mudenda (Both Power Dynamos)
Strikers: Emmanuel Mayuka (Young Boys, Switzerland), Roger Kola (AS Ashdod, Israel), Signs Chibambo (El Masry, Egypt), James Chamanga (Dalian Shide, China), Fwayo Tembo (FC Basel, Switzerland), Given Singuluma (TP Mazembe,DR Congo).