Some big names from the 2012 Africa Cup fame are set to headline the 2015 Barclays Cup when the ninth edition of the tournament kicks-off this weekend with quarterfinal doubleheaders over the weekend at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Never in the Barclays Cup history has it been grace by more than five stars from the 2012 Africa Cup winning team.
Africa Cup winning captain Christopher Katongo is expected to make his Barclays Cup debut when he leads Green Buffaloes out against Power Dynamos on Saturday at Nkoloma.
However,it will be on Sunday when at least five players from Herve Renard’s team are expected to steal the show.
Zanaco, who face debutants and Division One North side Luwana Radiants, may have midfielder Isaac Chansa in the ranks although his availability is in doubt due to injury but should be back if The Bankers advance to the semifinals.
Zesco United will have two players from the 2012 team in particular midfielder Jonas Sakuwaha and winger Clifford Mulenga, the latter expelled from the tournament in the group stage for breaking the teams curfew in Malabo.
Interestingly, one of their quartets team mates will be on the bench as coach in their clash against Kabwe Warriors.
Ex-defender Kampamba Chintu will be on the bench as Warriors assistant coach.