Zambia coach Goerge Lwandamina has warned his players that none of them had a confirmed ticket for the 2016 CAF Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) finals.
Twenty six players are in CHAN camp that entered its second week after Christmas hoping to make final 21-member traveling party to Rwanda next month.
Among the players are veterans Christopher Katongo and Isaac Chansa who have been recalled to try and steam Zambia’s free-falling fortunes that characterized both the senior and junior teams at tournaments in 2015.
“No player is assured of a final slot in the squad,” Lwandamina said.
“Each player must work hard to earn a place.
“Preparations are yet to get into full gear. We are yet to start the final part.”
Zambia will be taking part in only their second CHAN tournament since finishing third at the inaugural championship help in Cote d’Ivoire in 2009.
At the 2016 tournament, Zambia will face Zimbabwe, Uganda and Mali in Group D at the finals that will run from January 16 to February 7.