Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda now has two friendly games to test his team’s readiness for their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.
Zambia will face two 2017 Africa Cup finalists prior to their November 12 Group B qualifying date against hosts Cameroon.
This Saturday, Zambia will be in Harare to face Zimbabwe at the National Stadium.
Nyirenda will exclusively use his domestic-based players in that match although AC Leopards striker Winston Kalengo, who is back in the country, could also make the lineup.
Nyirenda will later drop ten players from the team and travel with 13 to Kampala for Tuesday’s final warmup against Uganda.
Ten overseas players will join the team in Kampala for the friendly against Uganda.
Striker Evans Kangwa of Turkish club Gaziantepspor is expected to end his twenty month exile from the Zambia fold in the Uganda friendly.
Meanwhile, Zambia are bottom of Group B on zero points after losing 2-1 at home to leaders Nigeria on October 9 in Ndola.
Cameroon have one point after drawing 1-1 away to Algeria on the same date.