Zambia coach Honour Janza has axed James Chamanga and handed 10 Africa Cup debuts in his final 23-man team named on Wednesday.
Janza has denied Chamanga a chance to join midfielder Rainford Kalaba and goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene for a sixth Africa Cup outing.
Chamanga, of Liaoning Whowin in China, was dropped together with Red Arrows defender Bronson Chama, Nchanga Rangers goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata and defender Aaron Katebe of FC Platinum.
Meanwhile, Nkana will be represented by two tournament debutants namely striker Ronald Kampamba and defensive midfielder Donashano Malama while Power Dynamos defender Christopher Munthali will also be making his first Africa Cup appearance.
Others debutants are midfielder’s Bruce Musakanya, Spencer Sautu and Lubambo Musonda including striker’s Patrick Ngoma and Jackson Mwanza.
Goalkeepers:Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns,South Africa), Daniel Munyau (Red Arrows), Joshua Titima(Power Dynamos)
Defenders:Christopher Munthali (Power Dynamos), Donashano Malama (Nkana), Stopilla Sunzu (Shanghai Shenhua,China),Emmanuel Mbola (Hapoel Ra’anana,Israel),Davies Nkausu (Bloemfontein Celtic, South Africa)
Midfielders:Roderick Kabwe (Zanaco), Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United),Rainford Kalaba(TP Mazembe,DRC),Chisamba Lungu(FC Ural, Russia),Lubambo Musonda (FC Ulisses,Armenia), Bruce Musakanya (Red Arrows), Nathan Sinkala (Grasshopper,Switzerland), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), Mukuka Mulenga (Bloemfontein Celtic, South Africa)
Forwards: Given Singuluma (TP Mazembe, DRC), Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton, England), Patrick Ngoma (Red Arrows), Jackson Mwanza (Zesco United), Evans Kangwa (Hapoel Ra’anana, Israel), Reynold Kampamba (Nkana)