The Copper Queens will be without three-star players for this year's Cosafa Women’s Championship who will be away in Europe on club duty.
The three are Barbara Banda who plays for Escuelas de Fútbol de Logroño in Spain and the former Indeni duo of attackers Misozi Zulu and Rachael Kundananji who turn out for Kazakhstan giants BIIK Kazygurt.
Coach Bruce Mwape has since named a 26-member provisional squad ahead of the annual tournament. The team will enter residential camp this evening.
This years tournament will be staged in Nelson Mandela Bay from July 31-August 11. Zambia is in Group B alongside Namibia, Mauritius, and Botswana.
Ngambo Musole (Zesco) Hazel Nali, Maleta Muwundwa (both Green Buffaloes), Annie Namonje (Indeni), Dyness Kasuka (Red Arrows)
Agness Musesa, Anita Mulenga, Martha Tembo (all Green Buffaloes), Margret Belemu (Arrows), Lushomo Mweemba (Nkwazi), Grace Nanyiza Jacline Nkola, Vast Phiri (Zesco)
Lwendo Chisamu, Judith Zulu, Mary Mwakapila, Rachael Nachula (all Green Buffaloes, Rhoda Chileshe (Indeni), Mary Mulenga, Grace Chanda (Red Arrows), Avell Chitundu (Zesco)
Ochumba Oseke (Nkwazi), Hellen Mubanga, Hellen Chanda (both Red Arrows), Theresa Chewe (Indeni), Penelope Mulubwa (Zesco)
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