Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has summoned his overseas big guns for next week’s four-nation friendly tournament in Ndola.
Austrian-based striker Patson Daka and his RB Salzburg club mate and midfielder Enock Mwepu are among eight foreign-based players drafted for the tournament Zambia will host at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium from March 22-25.
Russian-based striker Fashion Sakala of Spartak Moscow 2 and midfielder Emmanuel Banda of Belgium club KV Oostende are the European-based call-ups.
The rest are 2018 Zambia Footballer of the Year and midfielder Augustine Mulenga of Orlando Pirates in South Africa including his club mate striker Justin Shonga.
Nyirenda has also recalled midfielders Salulani Phiri of Polokwane City and Roderick Kabwe from Ajax Cape Town.
The eight complement the provisional 30-member domestic team who are currently in training camp in Lusaka.
Meanwhile, Angola, Bafana Bafana, Zimbabwe and hosts Zambia will grace the four-nation cup.
Zambia will face Zimbabwe in the opening doubleheader semi-final at 13h00 while Bafana Bafana will take on Angola at 15h00.
Winners will play in the final on March 25 at 15h00 while the semifinal losers will meet in the third and fourth place earlier at 13h00.
2018 CHARITY SHIELD FINAL
Nkana 4(Ronald Kampamba 27′ 65′,Idris Mbombo 56’62’)- Zesco United 3(Anthony Akumu 32′,Bornwell Silengo 43′,Lameck Banda 77′)
-Levy Mwanawawsa Stadium,Ndola
Zesco United 0-ASEC Mimosa 1 (Solomon Sakala 37′)
-Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka
Zanaco 1(Maisha Chavda 32′)-Mbabane Swallows 2(Felix Badenhorst 55′, Richard McCreesh 86′)
CAF CONFEDERATION CUP
CR Belouizdad 3(Bechou Youcef 47′, Lemhane Mokhtar 59′, Draoui Zakaria 71′)-Nkana 0
2018 TOP SCORERS
Bornwell Silengo (Zesco):3
Ronald Kampamba (Nkana):2
Lameck Banda (Zesco):1
Anthony Akumu (Zesco):1
Alex Mwamba (Napsa):1
Luka Lungu (Napsa): 1
Festus Mbewe (Nkana):1
Adams Zikiru (Zesco): 4
Martin Phiri (Zanaco):3
George Chilufya (Zanaco):1
Ernest Mbewe (Zanaco):1
Lazarus Kambole (Zesco):1
Winston Kalengo (Zesco):1
Lameck Banda(Zesco): 1
Mike Katiba (Green Buffaloes):1
Stephen Kabamba(Green Buffaloes):1
Ziyo Tembo(Zanaco): 1
Maisha Chavda (Zanaco):1
Augustine Mulenga (Zanaco):3
Lazarus Kambole(Zesco United):2