Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has named his final 23-member team for the 2018 CHAN tournament.
Twenty players will be making their CHAN debuts when the tournament kicks off in Morocco on January 12 and will run until February 4.
The survivors from the 2016 CHAN outing in Rwanda under ex-coach George Lwandamina include Nkana defender Donashano Malama.
The Green Buffaloes duo of defender Adrian Chama and midfielder Jack Chirwa are also set for their second successive CHAN outing.
Three players are also set for their Zambia debuts after making the cut with Zesco United striker Lazarus Kambole, who scored 10 goals for the 2017 FAZ Super Division champions, headlining that trio.
Others are midfielder Chanda Mushili of Lumwana Radiants and Nkana defender John Mwangeni.
But Mwangeni’s club mate and striker Ronald Kampamba has been dropped while unpopular Power Dynamos striker Alex Ng’onga has booked his ticket to the finals.
Goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata and midfielder Augustine Mulenga will also travel to Morocco after fears the Zanaco duo would be ineligible due to foreign interest for them in the January transfer window.
CHAN is a second tier AFCON exclusively for domestic-based players.
Zambia are in Group B at the CHAN where they will play Uganda,Cote d’Ivoire and Namibia.
They face Uganda in their opening group B match on January 14 in Marrakesh.
This will be Zambia’s third CHAN appearance after finishing third in 2009and making the quarterfinals in 2016.
GOALKEEPERS: Moses Mapulanga (Nkana), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco), Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos)
DEFENDERS: Simon Silwimba,Fackson Kapumbu (both Zesco United), Lawrence Chungu (Power Dynamos), John Mwangeni (Nkana), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco),Isaac Shamujompa (Buildcon), Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes)
MIDFIELDERS:Kondwani Mtonga(Zesco United), Donashano Malama (Nkana),Jack Chirwa, Mike Katiba (both Green Buffaloes), Ernest Mbewe, Augustine Mulenga (both Zanaco), Larry Bwalya,Godfrey Ngwenya (both Power Dynamos),Chanda Mushili (Lumwana Radiants)
STRIKERS: Martin Phiri, Alex Ng’onga (both Power Dynamos), Friday Samu (Green Buffaloes), Lazarus Kambole (Zesco United)