Fwayo Tembo has failed to make the final cut for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria.
The controversial Lusaka Dynamos forward has been dropped from Nyirenda’s final 24-member team barely 48 hours after joining camp in Lusaka.
Fwayo rescinded his decision to shun his recall on Tuesday that saw him miss the first two days of training camp that began on August 28 in Lusaka.
Nyirenda had initially recalled Fwayo a week ago after lifting his suspension due to disciplinary reasons.
Also axed is Fwayo’s Dynamos club mate Clatous Chama including the Power Dynamos duo of defender Billy Mutale and midfielder Godfrey Ngwenya.
But Nyirenda has selected the Zambia Under-20 quartet of Enock Mwepu,Patson Daka,Emmanuel Banda and Fashion Sakala.
The four were part of seven call-ups from the 2017 U20 AFCON winning team that went on to reach the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup quarterfinals in South Korea.
Dropped from that list of juniors is the Nkana duo of defenders Moses Nyondo and Boston Muchindu.
But forward Edward Chilufya of Djurgardens in Sweden has not made the team after failing to apply for his Algerian visa in time for the final leg to be played on September 5 in Constantine.
Zambia and Algeria head into Saturday’s Group B qualifier at National Heroes Stadium tied on 1 point.
Cameroon are 2nd on 2 points ahead of Friday’s away game against leaders Nigeria who have 6 points.
GOALKEEPERS:Allan Chibwe (Power Dynamos),Kennedy Mweene (Mamelodi Sundowns,South Africa),Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco)
DEFENDERS:Donashano Malama (Nkana), Ziyo Tembo (Zanaco),Simon Silwimba,Fackson Kapumbu (both Zesco United), Stoppila Sunzu (Arsenal Tula, Russia), Isaac Shamujompa (Power Dynamos), Roderick Kabwe (Ajax Cape Town, South Africa),Adrian Chama (Green Buffaloes)
MIDFIELDERS: Misheck Chaila, Kondwani Mtonga,John Chingandu (all Zesco United ), Emmanuel Banda (KV Oostende,Belgium),Enock Mwepu (Liefering,Austria),Ernest Mbewe, Augustine Mulenga (both Zanaco), Chisamba Lungu(Alanyaspor,Turkey),
STRIKERS:Patson Daka (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Brian Mwila (Platinum Stars,South Africa), Justin Shonga (Nkwazi), Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow II,Russia), Alex Ngonga (Power Dynamos)