Zambia’s Under-23 national team coach Beston Chambeshi has selected 30 local players for a residential camp ahead of the March 20 first leg AfCON qualifier against Malawi.

The team will be in camp twice on January 28-31 and on the weekend of February 11.

Chambeshi added that he would also include foreign-based players later to complete his squad.

Zambia will take on Malawi on March 20 in Blantyre before hosting the junior flames four days later.

The 2019 U-23 AfCON, which will be hosted by Egypt, will also be used as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The top three finalists will qualify for the Olympics.

Zambia last participated at the Olympics in 1988 where they famously beat Italy by more than four goals.


Mangani Banda (ZANACO), Jackson Kakunta (Power Dynamos), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi), Tyton Zulu (MUZA)


Moses Nyondo (Nkana), Prosper Chiluya (Nkwazi), Solomon Sakala, Shemmy Mayembe (both Zesco), Sydney Phiri (Gomes), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos), Luke Banda (Napsa Stars), Kebson Kamanga (Nkwazi), Dominic Chanda (Circuit City)


Boyd Musonda (Zanaco), Harrison Chisala (Nkana), Linos Makwaza junior (Power Dynamos), Satty Phiri (Circuit City

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Happy Nsofwa (Lumwana), Joseph Phiri (Red Arrows), Stephen Banda (MUZA Academy), Davy Daka (Power Dynamos), Theophilus Kasonde (Paramilitary), Bwalya Chella (Young Buffaloes), Benson Kolala (Nchanga Rangers)