Zambia has named a strong 33-man provisional squad for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria with overseas stars Rainford Kalaba, Kennedy Mweene and Stoppila Sunzu all included.
The other foreign-based call-ups of Collins Mbesuma (Highlands Park/South Africa), Chisamba Lungu (Ural/Russia), Lewis Macha (Kaizer Chiefs/South Africa), as well as Nathan Sinkala, Kabaso Chongo (TP Mazembe/DRC) and Kalengo Winstone (AC Leopards/DRC),
The bulk of the squad is drawn from the domestic league with seven players from CAF Champions League semi-finalists Zesco United.
The squad was picked by assistant coach Wedson Nyirenda.
Meanwhile, a member of the NFF Technical Committee, Isaac Danladi, has disclosed that the committee would be meeting soon, to finalise preparations for the game against Zambia.
Danladi revealed that he believes that the Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr will stick with the same corps of players that executed the final AFCON qualifier game against Tanzania with a few additions to be added to strengthen the team
A notable returnee to the squad would be Arsenal FC forward Alex Iwobi who missed the game against Tanzania through injury.
Owing to his new found form he is expected to make the final cut for the game against Zambia, Danladi hinted.
Zambia welcomes Nigeria to Ndola on October 9.