Wedson Nyirenda has dropped 7 players for Saturday’s 2019 AFCON qualifier against Mozambique.
And opponents Mozambique arrived on Wednesday afternoon in Ndola for this weekends clash at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
Three of the seven are high profile home-based regulars.
Lusaka Dynamos midfielder Cletus Chama including the Zesco United duo of defensive midfielder Misheck Chaila and striker Jackson Mwanza have been axed.
The rest are Mwila Phiri of Green Eagles,Napsa Stars’ Collins Sikombe,Stanley Nshimbi of Red Arrows and Nkwazi striker justin Shonga.
Nyirenda now has 25 players for the final phase of training ahead of the Mozambique clash.
Meanwhile,Mozambique arrived at midday on Wednesday in Ndola From Maputo via Johannesburg.
The team is coached by ex-Portugal And Liverpool defender Abel Xavier as he attempts to be the first Mozambique coach to beat Zambia.
“We expect an exciting game.we don’t fear Zambia but we respect them,” he said.
“There is no home or away games for us now.”
Goalkeeper: Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns,South Africa)
Defenders: Ziyo Tembo, Taonga Bwembya, George Chilufya (all Zanaco), Fackson Kapumbu,Simon Silwimba( both Zesco),Isaac Shamujompa (Nchanga Rangers), Billy Mutale(Power), Stopilla Sunzu (Lille,France)
Midfielders:Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco), John Ching’andu, Kondwani Mtonga (both Zesco),Mwansa Nsofwa (Lusaka Dynamos), Fwayo Tembo(Power Dynamos), Rainford Kalaba(TP Mazembe,DR Congo), Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City, South Africa), Chisamba Lungu (FC Ural,Russia),Roderick Kabwe (Ajax Cape Town, South Africa)
Strikers:Dave Daka (Zesco), Brian Mwila (Green Buffaloes), Ronald Kampamba(Nkana), Collins Mbesuma(Highlands Park, South Africa), Given Singuluma(TP Mazembe,DR Congo)