Zambia kicked off day-one of pre-20915 africa Cup training camp in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The team arrived in South Africa early Friday evening for their three week training camp.
Twenty two players were taken through the paces on Saturday morning and afternoon by coach Honour Janza at University of Johannesburg grounds.
Missing from first day of practice were striker Emmanuel Mayuka of English club Southampton and defender Stopilla Sunzu who is away in China to tie-up a move from French Ligue 2 club Sochaux.
Defender Emmanuel Mbola and striker Evans Kangwa of Hapoel Ra’anana are expected by Monday after completing their league obligations in Israel.
Zambia has one confirmed friendly match while in South africa against Bafana Bafana at Orlando Stadium on January 4 at 15h00.