Tuesday Oct 03, 2017. 15:30
South African-based striker Brian Mwila will miss Zambia's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on Saturday due to a recurring injury.
Media reports in the country reveal that the striker will not face the Super Eagles in their penultimate Group B qualifier away.
The Chipolopolo striker netted a brace in their 3-1 win over the Desert Warriors of Algeria at Heroes Stadium on September 2 where he sustained the same injury.
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According to the team doctor George Magwende, Belgium-based Emmanuel Banda had also been ruled out due to injury.
“Brian (Mwila) will not be part of the team as he had a recurrence of the injury he suffered during the Algeria game. It is best to give him time to fully recover,” he said to FAZFootball.
Furthermore, coach Wedson Nyirenda has since replaced Mwila and Banda with Power Dynamos forward Alex Ng’onga and Zesco United’s John Ching’andu.
The 2012 African champions are in Accra, Ghana having left on Sunday where they will set up a training base ahead of their encounter against in Uyo.