South Africa-based defender Limbikani Mzava will be out of action for the next six weeks after a foot injury.
Mzava was substituted in the 60th minute when his South Africa Premier Soccer League side, Highlands Park, beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the MTN8 quarter-final match on August 17 2019.
In an interview Wednesday, Mzava said he was disappointed with the injury, as he was eyeing a return to the Flames.
“After a scan, the doctors advised me to rest for six weeks. I was in touch with Flames Coach [Meck Mwase] to join them this weekend ahead of the World Cup qualifying match against Botswana but I won’t make it. I am grateful that Mwase considered me for the call-up after spending close to a year without playing for my country,” Mzava said.
Mwase has described Mzava’s injury as a big blow to the Flames, as he was earmarked for the squad that will travel to Francis Town next Saturday for the match.
“We got in touch with his club (Highlands Park) and they sent us a medical report on his injury. Much as it was disappointing, we have players that would do the job in Botswana next weekend,” Mwase said.
Mzava missed Tuesday’s league match in South Africa when Park defeated AmaZulu 2-1 at Makhulong Stadium.