Zambia and PSL side Free State Stars goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene will be out of action for at least two and a half weeks.
Mweene suffered a concussion with a bit of optical involvement in his team’s Nedbank Cup semi-final loss to Bidvest Wits last Saturday. He also has a problem with his right leg.
Chipolopolo team doctor, Joseph Kabungo said with the injuries, Mweene cannot make the trip to Chile for the May 26 international match against the 2010 FIFA World Cup finalists in Calama.
While wishing Mweene quick and full recovery, FAZ spokesperson Erick Mwanza said the bench was not short of options to cover for the Chipolopolo top goalie.
“Of course we would have loved to have Mweene in the team. But injuries have ruled him out of the game. We wish him well and since it’s the end of the season, we hope he will use this time to recover fully in time for the new season and the qualifiers in September,” Mwanza said adding that “in respect of the game against Chile, we have enough cover in that the technical team can choose from other keepers including Raja Kola, Kalililo Kakonje, Jacob Banda and Davy Kaumbwa.”
Zambia play Chile next Wednesday and the Chipolopolo is expected to arrive in Santiago en-route to Calama on Sunday night.