Ndlovu dropped Black Mambas Abbas Amidu, Isaac Madziva, Munyaradzi Mungazi, Benjani Marere, Danisa Phiri, Arnold Chiveya, Ndumiso Khanye, Timothy Sibanda, Francis Kanda and Tofireyi Sambo.
Motor Action’s Charles Sibanda was not included as the club is taking part in the African Champions League.
The Black Mambas coach also found places for Under 20 national team players Denver Mukamba and Simba Sithole and the Under 23 pair of goalkeeper Arial Sibanda and midfielder Joel Ngodzo.
The Nations Championships will be held in Khartoum, Sudan.
The squad was released by team manager Christopher Chitindi at an unusual press conference were questions were not asked by the media.
Goalkeepers: W Arubi (Dynamos), T Dube (Gunners), A Sibanda (Highlanders)
Defenders: G Zhokinyu (Dynamos), D Veremu, Q Amin (both Gunners) B Nyahunzvi (Black Mambas), D Boriwondo (Hwange), G Mapemba (Caps United), Z Ngodzo (Highlanders), N Mukumbi (Caps United)
Midfielders: C Chiutsa (Monomotapa) E Mudzingwa, J Ngodzo (both Highlanders), A Amidu,, B Ncube (Platinum FC), D Mukamba (Kiglon), T Sambo (Shooting Stars), E Meleka (Gunners)
Strikers: N Maroto (Gunners), Clive Kawinga (Eagles) (Highlanders), S Sithole (Shooting Stars), Charles Sibanda (Platinum FC)