Zambian have suffered a huge blow ahead of their must-win World Cup qualifying match against Nigeria at Godswill Akpabio international Stadium in Uyo with two foreign-based professionals player withdraw from the squad.
Platinum Stars ace Brian Mwila and K.V Oostende midfielder Emmanuel Banda can’t participate in the game after failing to recover from injury, and coach Wedson Nyirenda has since replaced the duo with Power Dynamos midfielder Alex Ng’ongaand Zesco United’s John Ching’andu.
Mwila endeared himself to Zambia fans after netting a brace in a 3-1 win over Algeria at the Heroes Stadium on September 2.”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,”Team Doctor George Magwende said to Fazfootball.com.
The Chipolopolo will travel to Accra, Ghana on Sunday, October 1 before coming to Nigeria.