Zambia will send an uninspiring 20-man side to the 2016 Cosafa Cup.
The twenty include 2017 Africa Cup qualifier villians Boyd Mkandawire of Napsa Stars and Adrian Chama from Green Buffaloes.
The Zambia bench has kept faith in the defenders despite their poor showing in Zambia’s 3-2 away loss to Guinea Bissau that ended Chipolopolo’s interest in the competition.
The duo were at the center of Guinea Bissau’s last minute winner on June 4.
Power Dynamos utility midfielder Benson Sakala and Nchanga Rangers’ promising winger and deadball specialist Emmanuel Banda failed to make the cut.
However, Sakala’s club mate and bench-warmer Patson Daka has made the cut.
In attack, only Steward Chikandiwa has scored more goals than his two other strike partners in the Namibia-bound team with six goals in all competition.
Conlyde Luchanga of second from bottom Lusaka Dynamos has one goal while Arrows’ Festus Mbewe has none.
Mbewe is also one of five players from struggling Arrows who are currently sixth from last in 13th place and without a win in their last six matches since beating Nakambala Leopards 1-0 in Lusaka on May 4.
Meanwhile, Zambia will kickoff their Cosafa Cup campaign on June 19 against the winner from Group A that will be decided on Wednesday.
Swaziland (4 points), Madagascar (4 points), Zimbabwe ( 2 points), and the Seychelles (zero points) are the teams in Group A.
Zambia head to the Cosafa Cup also hoping to avoid another quarterfinal exit after losing on post-match penalties at the same stage in 2015 in South Africa at the hands of eventual winners Namibia that saw them drop to the consolation Plate event where they 1-0 lost in that final to Malawi.
Goalkeepers: Racha Kola (Zanaco), Daniel Munyao (Red Arrows), Lawrence Mulenga (Kabwe Warriors)
Defenders: Buchizya Mfune, Adrian Chama (Both Green Buffaloes), Boyd Mkandawire (Napsa Stars), Donashano Malama (Nkana), Emmanuel Musekwa (Lusaka Tigers), Webster Mulenga, Benedict Chepeshi (Red Arrows)
Midfielders: Clatus Chama (Zesco United), Paul Katema (Red Arrows), Spencer Sautu (Green Eagles), Jacob Ngulube (Nkana), Salulani Phiri, Charles Zulu (both Zanaco), Patson Daka (Power Dynamos)
Strikers: Steward Chikandiwa (Nkwazi), Festus Mbewe (Red Arrows), Conlyde Luchanga (Lusaka Dynamos)