The Zambia U-20 FIFA World Cup Korea Republic 2017 preparations have hit high gear with Coach Beston Chambeshi warning that no players will be released from camp for league matches as the team was running out of time.
Chambeshi led 23 players through the paces at National Heroes Stadium for the morning session.
Chambeshi told Fazfootball.com that only Zanaco players and the foreign players had been excused from camp but will join at a later stage.
“The only danger we have is them (players) being released to play for their teams (weekend),” he said.
“From this week, we will not release any player because time is not with us. We will make sure each and every player is in camp.”
Chambeshi said that Napsa Stars midfielder Enock Mwepu will join the squad later in the afternoon (Tuesday).
The coach said new call ups among them Zanaco striker Damiano Kola, Patrick Ngoma (Red Arrows) and Ngoza Sunzu (Hapoel Ra’anana) have impressed him.
He said that Zanaco players Mangani Banda and Boyd Musonda have been allowed to stay with their team in order to be part of preparations for the CAF Champions League campaign.
Draws for the 2017 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup will take place on April 26 in Cairo with opening fixtures to be played on May 11.
Chambeshi has summoned 30 players for the preparations for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.
Austria based Patson Daka, Mwape Mumba of Getafe and Fashion Sakala (Spartak Moscow) are expected to join the squad at a later stage.
Zambia is in Group C alongside Portugal, Costa Rica and Iran and will be based on the Island of Jeju.
The opening fixture will be against Portugal on May 21, 2017 at the 29, 346 capacity Jeju World Cup stadium, with the second fixture happening three days later against Iran before concluding their group matches with a tie against Costa Rica at Cheonan Sports Complex on May 29, 2017.
Mangani Banda (Zanaco), Samson Banda (Zesco United), James Phiri (Lusaka Dynamos), Prince Bwalya (Green Buffaloes)
Moses Nyondo (Nkana),Prosper Chiluya (Lumwana), Benson Chali (Forest Rangers), Solomon Sakala (Napsa Stars), Shemmy Mayembe (Zesco United), Edward Tembo (Gomes FC), Ngosa Sunzu (Hapoel Ra’anana), Sydney Phiri (Kabwe Warriors), Boston Muchindu (Nkana), Wayne Museba (Mufulira Wanderers)
Peter Mashikini (Grand View University (USA), Crispin Sakulanda (Mufulira Wanderers), Kenneth Kalunga (IFS, Denmark), Boyd Siame Musonda (Zanaco), Harriosn Chisala (Nkana), Emmanuel Banda (Esmoriz, Portugal), Linos Makwaza (Power Dynamos), Leonard Mulenga (Green Buffaloes), Stephen Chulu (Kabwe Warriors),
Conlyde Luchanga (Lusaka Dynamos), Edward Chilufya (Mpande Youth), Patrick Ngoma (Red Arrows), Musonda Siame (Lumwana Radiants), Joseph Phiri (Red Arrows), Damiano Kola (Zanaco), Happy Nsofwa (Lumwana Radiants)