Chipolopola stand-in coach Beston Chambeshi has named his final 20-member squad for the 2018 COSAFA Castle Cup tournament.
Chambeshi has named his final squad with a combination of youths and experienced players which saw Kitwe United striker, Emmanuel Chabula, and Nakambala Leopards defender Martin Sikaonga, 2017 Under-20 AFCON winner Shemmy Mayembe being included in the squad.
Chabula who has scored two goals this season and had 15 on his name last season, is among the top three strikers assembled by Chambeshi.
Lazarous Kambole for ZESCO United, and Ronald Kampamba also known as “Sate-Sate” have scored three goals each in Super League this season.
The team leaves for South Africa on Thursday with the opening fixture being against Namibia whom Zambia has failed to beat in their last three meetings.
Zambia will join the tournament at the quarterfinal stage after being among the top seeded teams in the region.
The Chipolopolo boys were runners-up in the 2017 edition after losing 3-1 against Zimbabwe in the final with Justin Shonga, and Brian Mwila among the revelations of the tournament.
Toster Nsabata (Zanaco), and Kenny Mumba (Red Arrows)
Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos FC), Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos FC), Isaac Shamujompa, Ngosa Sunzu (Buildcon FC), Shemmy Mayembe, Bournwell Silengo (Zesco United FC), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco FC), and Martin Sikaonga (Nakambala Leopards FC).
Benson Sakala, Larry Bwalya, Kelvin Kampamba (Power dynamos FC), Clatous Chama, Collins Sikombe (Lusaka Dynamos FC), John Ching’andu (Zesco United FC), and Jackson Chirwa (Green Buffaloes FC).
Lazarous Kambole (Zesco United FC), Emmanuel Chabula (Kitwe United FC), and Ronald Kampamba (Nkana FC).