Warriors head coach Callisto Pasuwa has reportedly opted to use locally based players for the international friendly against Zambia set for the National Sports Stadium on Saturday.

Pasuwa is keen to assess the locally based and will use SA and European based players for the friendly match against Tanzania.

The squad is now expected to be released today after Pasuwa and his technical team had to finalise a few things yesterday.

The match will be used as part of preparation for AFCON 2017. The match is set to kickoff at 6pm to avoid a counter attraction with Saturday’s Chibuku Super Cup final between FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum at Baobab stadium which will start at 2pm.