Zambia suffer huge injury setback for World Cup qualifier against Cameroon

Zambia suffer huge injury setback for World Cup qualifier against Cameroon
Algerian player Yacine Brahimi (L) fights for the ball with Zambian player Kondwani Mtonga (R) during the World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Algeria and Zambia in Constantine, Algeria on 05 September 2017 © BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Nov 08, 2017. 09:00

News coming from the Zambia camp is that versatile Zesco United midfielder, Kondwani Mtonga is a major doubt for the clash against Cameroon on Saturday, November 11.

The Chipolopolo will host the Indomitable Lions in a 2018 FIFA World Cup, Group B qualifier at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

However, coach Wedson Nyirenda will be without Kondwani who has been sidelined with what is believed to be a hamstring injury he sustained while in league action for Team Ya Ziko.

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“He is not available for now due to the injury. He needs to heal,” Zambian team manager Chris Chibuye said.

“We called 28 players and we need 23 for the game, so we have enough back up.

“He came to be examined by the national team doctors and they have OK’d the treatment that he is receiving from the club.”

Kondwani suffered the injury on November 1 in Zesco’s 1-0 home win at the Levy Stadium over Kabwe Warriors and he limped off in the opening half.




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