Zambia captain Rainford Kalaba will miss Sunday’s friendly against Egypt.
The midfielder of DR Congo club TP Mazembe will miss the away friendly to be played in Dubai due to a family bereavement.
“Rainford came to camp to say he wouldn’t make it because he has a family bereavement and so he has been excused from the game,” Zambia coach George Lwandamina said after Thursday afternoon training in Lusaka.
His absence means Zambia will only have six foreign-based call-ups to face Egypt this weekend.
Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, defender Stopilla Sunzu, midfielders Nathan Sinkala, Chisamba Lungu and Lubambo Musonda including striker Collins Mbesuma will be Lwandamina’s foreign-based contingent for the friendly.