Zambia will take on Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification CAF Group B match at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Saturday.
Chipolopolo succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Nigeria in Uyo last month, and their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time came to an end.
Zambia, who placed second in group B having collected seven points from five games, find themselves above much-fancied Cameroon and Algeria.
Promising youngsters Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu will be looking to impress for Wedson Nyirenda’s side, who will finish second if they secure a draw or win against Cameroon.
However, Zambia will be without Kondwani Mtonga. The defender has been sidelined as he is nursing an injury.
â€œHe is not available for now due to the injury. He needs to heal,â€ Zambia team manager Chris Chibuye said.
â€œWe called 28 players and we need 23 for the game, so we have enough back up.
â€œHe came to be examined by the national team doctors and they have OKâ€™d the treatment that he is receiving from the club.â€
Meanwhile, Cameroon have endured a disappointing qualifying campaign which saw them fail to book their place in the finals.
The Indomitable Lions overcame Algeria 2-0 at home in their previous qualifier, which sees them placed third on the group B standings with six points from five games.
Cameroon, who have participated in seven World Cup finals, will finish second in the group if they beat Zambia.