THE Chipolopolo boys have started preparations for the 2018 COSAFA Senior Challenge with stand-in coach Beston Chambeshi taking the players through their paces at Sunset Stadium.
Chambeshi has named a 30-member provisional squad that is lodged at Cool Breeze in Lusaka as he assesses them for duty.
Zambia face Namibia in the quarterfinals of the tournament after being exempted from the group stage due to their better ranking in the region.
The COSAFA Castle Cup will run from May 27 to June 10.
Zimbabwe are the defending champions and hold the record of most titles at five.
Kenny Mumba (Red Arrows), Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Lawrence Mulenga (Power Dynamos), Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi)
Billy Mutale (Power Dynamos), Martin Kaonga (Nakambala Leopards), Thandie Mwape (Kabwe Warriors), Ziyo Tembo, Henry Besa (both National Assembly), Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United), Boston Muchindu (Nkana), Paul Banda (Lusaka Dynamos)