THE Zambia Under-23 national team today enter residential camp in Lusaka.
Coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned 25 players as part of preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations first leg tie against Congo Brazzaville next month.
Chambeshi has summoned a mesh of his 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup winning stars and some newcomers in his side.
Zambia hosts Congo Brazzaville on September 4 at National Heroes Stadium with the return leg four days later in Pointe Noire.
Winner over two legs will qualify to the AfCON to be staged in Egypt in November.
The top three teams at the AFCON will qualify to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Foreign-based players will be named in the final stages of preparations.
Charles Muntanga (Nkwazi), Jackson Kakunta (Power Dynamos), Lameck Siame (Kabwe Warriors), Mangani Banda (Zanaco)
Moses Nyondo (Nkana), Kebson Kamanga (Nkwazi), Wayne Museba, Field Kandela (Kabwe Warriors), Ponsilio Kapampa (KYSA), Boston Muchindu (Kansanshi Dynamos), Prosper Chiluya (Kabwe Warriors), Benson Chali (Forest Rangers)
Crispin Sakulanda (Red Arrows), Oliver Lumbiya (Young Nkana), Benson Kolala (Forest Rangers), Clinton Lubula (Kansanshi Dynamos), Linos Makwaza (Power Dynamos), Harrison Chisala (Nkana), Leonard Mulenga (Green Buffaloes), Musonda Siame (Lumwana Radiants), Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors)
Kingsley Mukuka (Power Dynamos), Twiza Chaibela (Kabwe Warriors), Bernard Kumwenda (KYSA), Conlyde Luchanga (Forest Rangers)