Qualifying campaign: Zambia booked a place at the CAN finals after finishing top of Group C with four wins and 13 points after a fierce rivalry with Libya.
History: Zambia have one of the best appearances records in CAN, having featured 14 times in the biennial tournament. Their best outcome came in 1974 and 1994 when they finished as runners-up on both occasions.
Expectations: The Chipolopolo are way past their prime since the golden era of Kalusha Bwalya but they still can manage to survive their group stage. Zambia are embraced for a fierce battle with Senegal and Libya to reach the quarter finals.
FIFA ranking: 71 (15 in Africa)
Runners up in CAN 1974 and 1994
14 previous appearances in CAN
Coach: Herve Renard (France)
Key Players: Christopher Katongo, James Chamanga, Emmanuel Mayuka
Goalkeepers: Kalililo Kakonje (Unattached), (Kennedy Mweene (Free State Stars, RSA), Joshua Titima (Power Dynamos)
Defenders: Joseph Musonda (Golden Arrows, RSA), Davies Nkausu (SuperSport United, RSA), Nyambe Mulenga (Zesco United, ZAM), Francis Kasonde (TP Mazembe, DRC), Hichani Himonde (TP Mazembe, DRC), Kampamba Chintu (Bidvest Wits, RSA), Stoppila Sunzu (TP Mazembe, DRC)
Midfielders: Nathan Sinkala (Green Buffaloes, ZAM), Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe, DRC), Isaac Chansa (Orlando Pirates, RSA), Noah Chivuta (Free State Stars, RSA), Felix Katongo (Green Buffaloes, ZAM), Clifford Mulenga (Bloemfontein Celtic, RSA)
Forwards: Jonas Sakuwaha (El Merreikh, Sudan), Chisamba Lungu (FC Ural, Russia), Evans Kangwa (Nkana, ZAM), Collins Mbesuma (Golden Arrows, RSA), Emmanuel Mayuka (Zurich, Switzerland), Roger Kola (AS Ashod, Israel) Christopher Katongo (Henan Jienye, China).