Nkana striker Ronald Kampamba has been recalled to the Zambia national team.
Kampamba returns to the Zambia setup for the first time since the teams’ opening 2017 Africa Cup Group E qualifier against Guinea Bissau that ended 0-0 in Ndola on June 13, 2015.
He replaces injured Zesco United striker Jackson Mwanza and is part of the 24-home based players who are hoping to make the cut for the November 12 away date against Cameroon in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifier in Limbe.
The Nkana strikers’ inclusion has also been necessitated after Zesco withdrew four out of the defending FAZ Super Division champions eight call-ups for Wedson Nyirenda’s weekly domestic players training camp that began last week.
Also withdrawn from the list to concentrate on Zesco’s 2016 FAZ Super Division title defence are midfielder’s Clatus Chama and Mwape Mwelwa including striker John Chingandu.
Goalkeeper Jacob Banda, defender Simon Silwimba, midfielders Kondwani Mtonga and Misheck Chaila will report back to Zambia camp on Sunday in Lusaka.
Other players that have replaced the Zesco quartet are Power Dynamos striker Patson Daka, his club mate Kelvin Mubanga and veteran Isaac Chansa from Zanaco.