The state has returned Rainford Kalaba, stopilla Sunzu and Nathan Sinkala’s passports bringing to an end the five-day ordeal.
Home Affairs minister Edgar Lungu said the trio has been found with no case to answer.
This is after immigration authorities could not find sufficient evidence that the three illeagally crossed the border back into DR Congo on October 12.
“If our officers had wanted they could have gone to DRC to verify but there was no evidence to warrant that action,” said Home Affairs spokesperson Moses Suwali.
“Arising from that report, the minister this morning ordered the release of the players’ passports and that they return to their club and continue enjoying their careers.”
Kalaba, Sunzu and Sinkala allegedly left Zambia after a failed attempt to secure their release by FAZ for Chipolopolo’s October 15 friendly against Brazil in Beijing.