Chisala out for 4 weeks with knee injury

FIVE days before the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Tunisian side Sfaxien, Nkana midfield genius Harrison Chisala has been ruled out of action for four weeks with a knee injury. The Under-23 midfielder, who has been a focal point weapon in Nkana’s attacking midfield role, was stretchered off in last week’s game against Circuit City and later diagnosed with a cracked patella on his right knee.

He has since been put in a Plaster of Paris. Nkana chief executive officer Charles Chakatazya confirmed the development in an interview. Chakatazya however said captain Walter Bwalya who has missed Nkana’s last two games nursing a knock would return to training today.

“Yes, Harrison [Chisala] is out for four weeks, he has crack on the knee, he is actually in PoP. Walter is likely to return tomorrow [today],” Chakatazya said.

He said there was no cause for panic as the remaining players were fit.

“Otherwise preparations are going on well; the coaches have all the players fit and available. The team will be ready and prepared for the assignment.”

Meanwhile, Chakatazya said Sfaxien arrives in the country on a private flight.

“Their advance party arrives in the country tomorrow [today] but the whole team will arrive later on a private plane,” said Chakatazya.

Nkana will be bidding to reach the semi-finals of a CAF competition for the first time since 1994 when they reached the last four of the CAF Champions League, losing to Zamalek.

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