Nkana players have been excused from both ongoing 2019 COSAFA Cup and 2019 U23 AFCON qualifier camps.

The 12-time champions have four players summoned for COSAFA Cup duty and another two for Under-23 camp.

Nkana currently have a tight five-match league schedule that includes two more matches in hand after clearing three that they will complete by June 22.

“The only other players who won’t be here are players from Nkana because they have games until the end of the season,” Chipolopolo coach Aggrey Chiyangi said.

Goalkeeper Kelvin Malunga, defenders Liason Thole and Gift Zulu including midfielder Kelvin Mubanga are Nkana ‘Chipolopolo call-ups.

“There won’t be any changes but the players that are going to join us are the ones from Buildcon who were playing on Wednesday,” Chiyangi added.

Buildcon’s COSAFA call-ups are defender Isaac Shamujompa and striker Moses Phiri who missed COSAFA camp to feature in Wednesday’s 1-1 away draw against Nkana.

Zambia will travel to the COSAFA Cup in South Africa at the end of May ahead of their entry into the competition in the quarterfinals on June 2 after enjoying a preliminary group stage bye.

South Africa will host the COSAFA Cup from May 25 to June 8.

Meanwhile, missing from Under-23 duty are defenders Moses Nyondo and Boston Muchindu including the teams’ head coach Beston Chambeshi.

Assistant coach Tennant Chilumba will oversee Under-23 training ahead of Zambia’s final round qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville.

Zambia will host Congo on June 5 and travel to Pointe Noir for the last leg decider on June 9.

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