Skipper Christopher Katongo has been ruled out Chipolopolo’s August 14 friendly against Senegal scheduled for the French capital Paris.
And coach Herve Renard has left Orlando Pirates striker Collins Mbesuma out of the 20-member Zambia squad to face Senegal.
FAZ spokesperson Erick Mwanza confirmed that Katongo and his China counterpart James Chamanga will not be part of the squad minus elaborating further.
“Chris and James won’t make the trip to France and therefore are out of the FIFA friendly match against Senegal,” Mwanza said on Wednesday.
The two players have since been replaced by Nkana striker Evans Kangwa and Red Arrows playmaker Bruce Musakanya.
And Renard has sidelined Mbesuma from the squad to face Senegal while including nine players from the CHAN squad.
The Frenchman has retained misfiring Nchanga Rangers striker Bornwell Mwape who has not scored in the last four matches for the home based Zambia squad.
Goalkeepers: Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Danny Munyau (Red Arrows),
Defenders: Joseph Musonda (Golden Arrows, South Africa), Davies Nkausu (SuperSport United, South Africa), Bronson Chama (Red Arrows) Christopher Munthali (Nkana), Hichani Himoonde, Stoppila Sunzu (Both TP Mazembe, DR Congo)
Midfielders: Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Kabaso Chongo (Konkola Mine Police), Nathan Sinkala, Rianford Kalaba (Both TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Chisamba Lungu (FC Ural, Russia), Bruce Musakaya (Red Arrows)
Strikers:Fwayo Tembo (AStra Giurgiu, Romania), Jacob Mulenga (FC Utrecht, Holland), Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton, England), Bornwell Mwape (Nchanga Rangers) Evans Kangwa, Festus Mbewe (Both Nkana)