Zambia midfielder Salulani Phiri will miss Wednesdays final Group d clash against Mali due to injury.
Salulani suffered a hip injury in the first half of Zambia’s 1-0 win over Uganda on January 23 in Rubavu.
The Zanaco player was substituted in the 38th minute and replaced by Power Dynamos midfielder Benson Sakala.
Zambia team physician Doctor Joseph Kabungo said Salulani has a suffered a hip contusion injury.
“He has a right hip injury and he’s on treatment. He cannot play against Mali. We will continue with treatment and assess his progression going into the quarterfinals,” Dr Kabungo said.
Salulani who has started in both Group D games, won the match of the match award in Zambia’s 1-0 win over Zimbabwe on January 19.