Chipolopolo coach George Lwandamina has named the CHAN squad and recalled teen striker Patson Daka, George Chilufya and Adrian Chama to the national team.
According to the team list released by FAZ, Lwandamina has named 10 players from the U23 team that was booted out of the on-going CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations.
Other notable inclusions in the team include Green Eagles striker Adamson Mulao who ended the 2015 league season fifth on the top scorers chart with nine goals.
Zanaco U20 midfielder Charles Zulu who was dropped from the U23 squad that traveled to Senegal bounces back while John Chingandu who had taken his position has no place in the squad.
The squad regroups in Lusaka on Monday.
Zambia is in Group D alongside Mali, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Goalkeepers: Danny Munyao (Red Arrows), Jacob Banda (Zesco United), Toaster Nsabata (Zanaco).
Defenders: Christopher Munthali (Power Dynamos), Boyd Mkandawire (Napsa Stars), Benedict Chepeshi (Arrows), Donashano Malama (Nkana), Chilufya (Zanaco), Buchizya Mfune (Green Buffaloes), Dauti Musekwa (Zesco).
Midfielders: Solomon Sakala (Kabwe Warriors), Benson Sakala (Power), Jack Chirwa, Chama (Buffaloes), Paul Katema (Arrows), Spencer Sautu (Eagles), Mwelwa Mwape (Zesco), Salulani Phiri (Zanaco), Cletus Chama (Zesco), Mwila Phiri (Eagles).
Strikers: Charles Zulu (Zanaco), Festus Mbewe (Arrows), Adamson Mulao (Eagles), Patson Daka (Power), Conlyde Luchanga (Lusaka Dynamos) and Winstone Kalengo (Zesco)