The locally based Chipolopolo boys assembled for the 2019 Cosafa tournament this afternoon held to a goalless draw by South Africa U23 national team in their first friendly match in Durban.
Care taker coach Aggrey Chiyangi went with a double pivot midfield in the starting line up as he gave both Jack Chirwa and Benson Sakala starting berths against Amaglug-glug.
Captain of the side Adrian Chama was joined by Buildcon defender Isaac Shamujompa in the heart of defence with Gift Zulu playing on the right while Mwila Phiri took up the left back position. Green Eagles goalkeeper Sebastian Mwange started in goal ahead of Lawrence Mulenga.
Emmanuel Chabula and Chitiya Mususu started upfront while Austin Muwowo and Enerst Mbewe started on the wings. The Copper Bullets are preparing for Sundays COSAFA Senior Challenge quarter final tie against Malawi.
Zambia are looking to win the title for the first time since 2013 and have lost back to back finals to Zimbabwe, 3-1 in 2017 and 4-2 in 2018.