Under-fire Zambia seek some respite away from home on Tuesday when they visit Bafana Bafana in a friendly in South Africa.
The 2012 African champions visit the 1996 winners at Moruleng Stadium outside Rustenburg in a 19h00 kickoff.
“I think we will put Saturday’s game behind us, we will need to get into South Africa with more confidence,” Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda said.
None of the foreign-based players Nyirenda lined-up in Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Mozambique in a 2019 AFCON Group Qualifier in Ndola have been selected.
Also missing are Zanaco and Zesco United players as they have Wednesday league obligations before heading out to fulfil their CAF club cup assignments this weekend in Cameroon and Angola respectively.
But Power Dynamos striker Fwayo Tembo is the only player who started against Mozambique in the travelling party to South Africa.
Nyirenda is using the match solely to prepare his home-based players for Zambia’s July dates in the 2017 Cosafa Cup Tournament to be held in South Africa when they face Botswana in the quarterfinals on July 1.
Zambia will thereafter face Swaziland away on July 15 in a 2018 CHAN first round, first leg qualifier.
GOALKEEPERS: Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos), Charles Mweemba (Lumwana Radiants)
DEFENDERS:Isaac Shamujompa (Nchanga Rangers), Billy Mutale, Lawrence Chungu (both Power Dynamos),Webster Mushili (Red Arrows), Mwamba Alex (NAPSA Stars), Donashano Malama (Nkana), Jubel Sakala, Eric Chomba (both Nkwazi)
MIDFIELDERS:Stanley Nshimbi (Red Arrows), Nsofwa Mwansa (Lusaka Dynamos), Sikombe Collins(NAPSA Stars), Godfrey Ngwenya, Fwayo Tembo (both Power Dynamos), Mwila Phiri (Green Eagles), Paul Katema (Red Arrows)
STRIKERS:Mundia Lubinda (Red Arrows), Ronald Kampamba (Nkana), Justin Shonga (Nkwazi),Brian Mwila(Green Buffaloes)