Nickname : Amavubi
How they qualified: beat Tanzanie 1-1, 0-0; lost to Uganda 0-3, 2-0 ; beat Ethiopia 3-2, 0-0
Previous participations (2) : 2011 – first round; 2016 - ¼ final (lost to DR Congo 2-1)
Head Coach : Antoine Hey (Germany)
Holders Zambia are through to the final qualifying round after they were held to a 1-1 home draw on Saturday afternoon by Rwanda at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Zambia began their defence on a promising note beating Rwanda 2-0 away on Saturday in Kigali.