As striker Emmanuel Mayuka is cleared to make his Metz debut, we also preview our foreign-based stars returning to action after 2017 Africa Cup qualifying duty.
Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala and the dropped Kabaso Chongo will be in action on Saturday for TP Mazembe in their 2015 CAF Champions League final Group A match at home against Moghreb Tetoun of Morocco.
Both teams are on 8 points tied with leaders Al Hilal of Sudan heading into their final game and second Mazembe need a win to ensure of their semifinal place with a top two finish in Group A.
Mamelodi Sundowns: Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene will be on the road this Saturday in Durban to play Golden Arrows.
Mpumalanga Black Aces: Striker Collins Mbesuma will only return to competitive action on September 18 when Black Aces visit Orlando Pirates.
Midfielder Lubambo Musonda is expected to travel away on Sunday with 4th placed Gandzasar who play 6th placed Banants.
Chisamba Lungu will have a good five days to recover from international duty and will return to action for Russian club Ural on Monday afternoon when the 11th placed side visits third from bottom Ufa.
LILLE:Defender Stopilla Sunzu will be hoping for his first Ligue 1 start when Lille visit Olympiuqe Lyon on Saturday after gaining some valuable game time for Zambia against Kenya and Gabon on Sunday and Tuesday respectively.
METZ: Mayuka could make his Metz debut on Friday when the Ligue 2 leaders visit 4th placed Laval.
“Emmanuel Mayuka has now qualified to play and he will be able to travel to Laval on Friday should the technical staff need him,” Metz stated on the clubs official website.
Mayuka is hoping to resuscitate his career across the channel after making just 16 Premiership appearances and no league goals for Southampton following his Euro 4 million move from Swiss club Young Boys in 2012.