Zimbabwe has suffered a big blow ahead of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations after midfielder Tafadzwa Kutinyu has been ruled out due to muscle strain.
The 25-year- who has just sealed a move to Guinea’s side Horoya from Tanzanian outfit Azam FC was expected to provide options in the midfield for the Warriors but that will not be the case.
“It’s sad that we have to announce that Kutinyu will not be able to play at the tournament because of an injury he suffered recently in one of the games we played coming here,” Zimbabwe team manager Wellington Mpandre told The Herald Newspaper.
“It’s a shame because he is such a nice person and had earned his place in the team with some fine performances every time he had played for the team.
“The coaches will now have to decide who comes in as a replacement because we are allowed to do that,” he added.
Zimbabwe who are pooled in group A of the tournament alongside Egypt, Uganda and DR Congo will face hosts Egypt on Friday night in the AFCON opening match.