Chipolopolo ‘s domestic call-ups for next month’s 2019 AFCON Group K doubleheader qualifier against Guinea Bissau kickoff the teams preliminary week of training today in Lusaka.
Sven Vandenbroeck has named a 24-member home-based team that includes four Zambia junior international.
Vandenbroeck will unveil his overseas call-ups later.
The local call-ups include the Zambia Under-20 attacking duo of Francisco Mwepu of second tier club Lusaka Celtic and Zesco United’s Lameck Banda including Nchanga Rangers midfielder Benson Kolala.
Zambia Under-17 captain and midfielder Alex Mwiinga of second tier club Mazabuka United has also been summoned for camp.
“I have included players from the U17 and U20 as part of a long term development plan. Some of the players we wanted for this camp are engaged with the Barclays Cup so we have given their slots to the deserving young players,” Chipolopolo coach Sven Vandenbroeck said.
Chipolopolo will host Guinea Bissau on October 10 at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka and fly to Bissau for the final leg on October 13.
Zambia and Namibia have 1 point while Guinea Bissau and Mozambique are tied on four points after two rounds of games played in Group K.
GOALKEEPERS: Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi), Mangani Banda (Zanaco)
DEFENDERS: Simon Silwimba (Zesco United), Jimmy Chisenga (Red Arrows), Isaac Shamujompa, Lawrence Chungu (both Buildcon), Luka Banda (Napsa Stars), Liaison Thole (Kabwe Warriors), Mwilla Phiri (Lusaka Dynamos)
MIDFIELDERS: Danny Silavwe (Napsa Stars), Bruce Musakanya, George Simbayambaya (both Red Arrows), George Chaloba, Henry Besa (both National Assembly), Benson Kolala (U20, Nchanga Rangers), Clement Mundia (Kabwe Warriors), Alex Mwiinga (U17, Mazabuka United), Jeff Banda (Nkwazi), Webster Muzazu (Forest Rangers)
STRIKERS: Lameck Silwaba (Buildcon), Lameck Banda (U20, Zesco United), Thomas Banda (Napsa Stars) Joseph Phiri (Red Arrows), Francisco Mwepu (U20, Kafue Celtic)