Striker Emmanuel Mayuka is set to make his Zambia return in next week’s friendly against Ethiopia.
Mayuka made a surprise return to Zambia this week after a six month layoff after suffering a groin injury at the 2015 Africa Cup in Equatorial Guinea.
Mayuka, who has been training with Zambia since Tuesday, is part of Honour Janza’s 18-member team that leaves for Addis Ababa on Friday ahead of the June 8 friendly.
“I am Ok now, fully fit and I am just trying to get more game time to try and get back to my level best. At the moment I feel good and it is good to be back in training,” Mayuka said.
“I have played some games with the Southampton Under-21’s which was a good thing for me in trying to be fit which I am now.”
Meanwhile, Zambia will fly back straight to Ndola from Addis after the friendly ahead of their opening 2017 africa Cup Group E qualifier against Guinea Bissau at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on June 13.
Goalkeepers: Danny Munyao (Red Arrows), Jacob Banda (Zesco United)
Defenders: Donashano Malama (Nkana), Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Fackson Kapumbu (Zanaco), Emmanuel Mbola (Hapoel Ra’anana, Israel), Aaron Katebe (FC Platinum, Zimbabwe), Christopher Munthali (Power Dynamos), Kayawe Kapota (Nkana)
Midfielders: Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Kondwani Mtonga (Zesco United), Nathan Sinkala (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Allan Mukuka (Green Buffaloes), Kennedy Mudenda (Power Dynamos)
Strikers: Given Singuluma (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Patson Daka (Nchanga Rangers), Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton, England), Evans Kangwa (Hapoel Ra’anana, Israel)