The Zambia bench is sweating on the fitness of striker Patson Daka who is coming to camp with a knock.
Daka reportedly sustained a minor injury while in action in the Austrian league on Sunday with RB Salzburg in their 2 -1 home win over AC Wolfsberger.
The Zambia striker came on as a 68th minute substitute with his side already well on their way to collecting the three points.
FAZ spokesperson Desmond Katongo said Daka will miss Zambia’s three-day training camp in Ghana as a result of that while he is receiving treatment in Austria.
“Daka will meet up with the team in Nigeria from his base in Austria,” Katongo said.
“The reason why he connecting later is that he picked up a minor injury and his clubs’ medical team wanted to do a thorough assessment of the injury.”
Zambia is already without their top scorer on 7 goals Brian Mwila of Platinum Stars in South Africa.
Mwila failed to recover from a knee injury he sustained on September 2 in Chipolopolo’s 3-1homewin over Algeria in a match he scored a brace at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
But Daka’s club mate and midfielder Enock Mwepu will join the team at its Accra camp on Tuesday together with Edward Chilufya of Swedish club Djurgardens.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper and Captain Kennedy Mweene, defender Stopilla Sunzu, striker Fashion Sakala and midfielder Chisamba Lungu were all expected to arrive in Accra on Monday.
Zambia leave Ghana for Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of their October 7 penultimate date away to Nigeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifiers.
Nigeria and Zambia have 10 and 7 points respectively heading into the crucial Group B clash.
Cameroon has 3 points and Algeria have one point with two rounds of matches left to play.