Injured Mukuka worries Renard

Power Dynamos midfielder and playmaker Mukuka Mulenga is still an injury concern ahead of Zambia’s 2013 Cosafa Cup quarterfinal clash against Mozambique on July 14 at Nkana stadium in Kitwe.

The reigning Zambian footballer of the year sustained the injury during Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to archrivals Nkana in an MTN Super Division Week 14 match at Nkana stadium in Kitwe.

“He is off training today. He has a bruised right ankle. Tomorrow (today) he is likely to start light training then we will see by Wednesday how he does with his recovery.” team doctor Joseph Kabungo said.

Mukuka is part of the 22-member Zambia squad selected by Coach Herve Renard to represent the country at the 2013 Cosafa Cup that Zambia is hosting from July 6 to 20.

The Power midfielder is Chipolopolo’s key player in midfield after earlier deputising for injured Rainford Kalaba during Chipolopolo’s 2014 World Cup Group D qualifying matches last month against Lesotho and Sudan respectively.