The Zambia medical personnel says it is closely monitoring captain Stopilla Sunzu’s recovery process.
Sunzu is midway through a four-week layoff due to a hamstring injury he sustained while in action for French Ligue 2 club Sochaux on November 7.
“We are closely following his recovery with his club and we will be able to get another update next week when he is expected to start light training,” Zambia team physician Doctor Joseph Kabungo said.
Sunzu’s injury saw him miss Zambia’s final two 2015 Africa Cup Group F qualifying matches against Mozambique and Cape Verde on November 15 away and 19 at home respectively.
The defender is expected to lead Zambia at the 2015 Africa Cup finals to be held in Equatorial Guinea from January 17 to February 8.