A knee injury has ruled out Chipolopolo defensive midfielder Nathan Sinkala from the ongoing 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
Zambia team doctor Joseph Kabungo confirms Sinkala will be out of action for at least four weeks.
The 24 year old Grasshopper midfielder limped off the pitch in the 85th minute as Zambia drew 1-1 with DR Congo in Sunday’s opening Group B match in Ebebiyin.
“He will need minimum of three to four weeks away from football, so sadly that essentially rules him out of the rest of this tournament,” Dr Kabungo said.
“After further evaluation last night it was discovered that he suffered a ligament tear in the knee,” he said.
Meanwhile, either Zesco United midfielder Kondwani Mtonga or Nkana utility defender Donashano Malama are likely to replace Sinkala as coach Honour Janza selects his best eleven for the next match against Tunisia slated for Thursday.