Honour Janza has said he expects the new look Zambia team to form the foundation of the next generation Chipolopolo side.
Janza has handed tournament debuts to ten players who have an average age of 22.
“This is not the last Africa Cup of Nations tournament we are participating in, so it is vital that we have some young players being introduced to competitions of such nature,” Janza said.
Amongst the new faces are Zambia Under-20 striker Patrick Ngoma and midfielder Spencer Sautu including 21-year-old Nkana striker Ronald Kampamba.
“The Ngoma’s and Sautu’s are the future for Chipolopolo and the experience they gain now will definitely pay dividends in our future continental assignments,” Janza said.