Mame Biram Diof of Senegal evades tackle from Costa Nhamoinesu of Zimbabwe during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon football match between Senegal and Zimbabwe at the Franceville Stadium in Gabon on 19 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Friday Mar 23, 2018. 15:30
Zimbabwean international defender Costa Nhamoinesu has been ruled out of the squad that is participating at the Four Nations tournament in Zambia.
The centre back missed the clash against Chipolopolo on Wednesday after the Sparta Prague man failed to make the trip in time for the competition.
Zimbabwe drew 2-2 against the 2012 African champions, but lost the match 5-4 on penalties whilst South Africa defeated Angola 6-5 via penalties.
According to ZIFA communications officer, Xolisani Gwesela, he confirmed Nhamoinesu's absence at the inaugural tournament.
"Costa Nhamoinesu has been dropped as there have been some travel hiccups involving him,” said Gwesela.
“He is no longer making the trip to Zambia for the four-nation tournament.
"No replacement has been called. All other players called for the assignment are ready.”
Having lost to the hosts, coach Sunday Chidzambwa will now hope to beat Angola in the third place play-off on Saturday.