Stopilla Sunzu, a member of the 2012 AFCON-winning team, and Kelvin Kapumbu, a defensive midfielder from Zesco United, are facing uncertainty for the upcoming international friendly match on Tuesday.
Both players sustained injuries during the recent 1-0 loss to Egypt, raising doubts about their availability.
Team Doctor Wesley Ngongo provided updates on their conditions, stating that everyone is okay apart from two players, starting with Stopilla Sunzu.
Doctor Wesley said that during the later stages of the game against Egypt on the 12th of October, Sunzu sustained some blunt trauma to his head.
He immediately complained of having a headache and pain around his right eye. He also experienced grogginess and had difficulties seeing with his right eye.
Dr. Ngongo added that after conducting several tests, no structural damage was detected.
As for Kelvin Kapumbu, Dr. Ngongo explained, “Kelvin over-stretched his right hamstring muscle and immediately complained of pain and a sensation of tightness behind his right thigh. Further assessments confirmed that he had a hamstring muscle strain.”
Regarding their availability for the Tuesday game, Dr. Ngongo stated that it would depend on the findings obtained during their daily assessments.
Zambia is scheduled to face Uganda in an international friendly match on Tuesday, 17th October 2023, at 17:00 Zambian time.
This story has been adopted from Sibanba Jessica the sports Journalist.