Seven Zambia Under-20 starlets have made the provisional team to face Algeria in next weekends home and away 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifiers.
European-based Zambia Under-20 players Fashion Sakala ,Patson Daka, Enock Mwepu, Edward Chilufya and Emmanuel Banda have been drafted into the team for the September 2 home date and September 5 away tie against Algeria.
They are joined by the home- based Nkana duo of Moses Nyondo and Boston Muchindu.
The seven are part of the 34 member provisional team that goes into camp Lusaka on August 27.
However, Zambia captain Rainford Kalaba and hs TP Mazembe teammate Nathan Sinkala have been dropped.
It is a double blow for Kalaba especially who is serving a one-match suspension for the first leg in Lusaka.
Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene will now captain the team over the two legs.
Also Out is clubless striker Collins Mbesuma but Chisamba Lungu and Stopilla Sunzu are in the team.
However, Nyirenda his kissed and made up with the Lusaka Dynamos midfield duo of Clatus Chama and Fwayo Tembo who had recently been axed due to disciplinary problems.
Zambia are 3rd in Group on 1 point, tied with Algeria and are two points behind 2nd placed Cameroon and a further five points adrift of leaders Nigeria.
GOALKEEPERS: Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns,South Africa),Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco),Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos)
DEFENDERS: Donashano Malama,Moses Nyondo, Boston Muchindu (all Nkana),Roderick Kabwe (Ajax Cape Town, South Africa),Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco), Isaac Shamujompa,Billy Mutale (both Power Dynamos),Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes),Webster Mulenga (Red Arrows),Stopilla Sunzu (Arsenal Tula,Russia), Fackson Kapumbu, Simon Silwimba (both Zesco United)
MIDFIELDERS: Kondwani Mtonga, John Chingandu, Misheck Chaila (all Zesco United),Emmanuel Banda (KV Oostende,Belgium), Enock Mwepu (Liefering, Austria), Edward Chilfuya (Djugardens, Sweden),Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco),Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco),Fwayo Tembo, Clatous Chama(both Lusaka Dynamos)
STRIKERS:Patson Daka (Liefering, Austria), Brian Mwila (Platinum Stars ,South Africa), Martin Phiri, Alex Ngonga (both Power Dynamos),Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow II,Russia)