Zambia have been boosted by the arrival of almost all of their foreign-based players ahead of their trip to face Ghana in the deciding World Cup qualifier.
South Africa-based Collins Mbesuma and Mukuka Mulenga of Orlando Pirates and Sundowns respectively have already arrived in camp.
Emmanuel Mbola was the first ‘European-based’ player to join the team on Sunday after connecting from his new base in Israel where he is set to seal a deal.
Russian based playmaker Chisamba Lungu, left Yekaterinburg in Russia on Sunday night while recalled Rodger Kola, was flying via Germany from Belgium.
Emmanuel Mayuka, straight from being on the bench for Southampton also started off on Sunday with the trio all arriving to the Chipolopolo camping base in Johannesburg on Monday night.
This leaves only Fwayo Tembo [Romania] and Jacob Mulenga [Holland] but the attacking duo are expected in camp by close of Tuesday alongside captain Christoper Katongo.
Far East based James Chamanga has already touched down the Chipolopolo while the TP Mazembe contingent led by Rainford Kalaba and Stopilla Sunzu are also connecting to South Africa today.
The Zambian team will travel to Ghana on their private jet on Wednesday – two days clear before taking to the field against the Black Stars in the deciding 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Black Stars on Friday.
The Chipolopolo must beat Ghana to clinch Group D’s sole progressive ticket in the qualifiers for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.