The Chipolopolo boys have intensified preparations ahead of the September 3 Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Mauritania.

Coach Beston Chambeshi and Technical Advisor Aljosa Asanovic have been fine tuning the squad that comprises 22 local players in the resort city of Marrakech in Morocco.

FAZ has organized a 10-day international camp for the Chipolopolo in Marrakech as part of preparations for the back-to-back FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Foreign based players will only join in the final stages of preparations as their clubs can only release them in accordance with FIFA rules.

Prior to camping in Morocco, the local players had two weekly sessions as the technical bench zeroed in on the best of the local talent.

Zambia will be away to Mauritania on September 3 before hosting Tunisia four days later at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Only the group winners in the 10 groups will qualify to the final round where teams will play two-legged knockout ties to determine Africa’s five representatives to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Zambia is in Group B alongside Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea.

FULL LOCAL SQUAD

(GOALKEEPERS)
Kelvin Malunga (Nkana), Gregory Sanjase (Young Green Eagles), Lameck Siame (Zanaco)

(DEFENDERS)
Benedict Chepeshi, Prosper Chiluya (Red Arrows), Simon Silwimba, Solomon Sakala (both Zesco United), Dominic Chanda (Kabwe Warriors), Luka Banda (Napsa Stars)

(MIDFIELDERS)
Spencer Sautu(Power Dynamos), Benson Sakala (Unattached), Harrison Chisala (Nkana), Dickson Chapa, Kelvin Kampamba (both Zesco United), Ngosa Sunzu (Buildcon), Roderick Kabwe (Unattached), Prince Mumba (Kabwe Warriors), Boyd Musonda (Zanaco)

(STRIKERS)
Brian Mwila (Buildcon), Jimmy Mukeya (Napsa Stars), Felix Bulaya (Red Arrows), Patrick Gondwe (Nkana)

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