The Zimbabwe senior men’s national football team, the Warriors have suffered a huge blow ahead of their second encounter at the Africa Cup of Nations against the Cranes of Uganda this evening after star midfielder, Marvelous Nakamba was ruled out through injury.

Nakamba had an outstanding game in the opening match against Egypt and his absence in midfield will be felt.

Warriors Team Manager, Wellington Mpandare confirmed the development after the team’s training session last night, adding that striker Nyasha Mushekwi has also failed to recover in time for the match.

However, goalkeeper Gorge Chigova who missed the opening match through suspension is back in the fold.

The Warriors will be gunning for nothing except victory to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stage alive.

Coach Sunday Chidzambwa says they need to be at their best when they take on Uganda at the Cairo International Stadium at 7pm tonight.