Evans Rusike has been ruled out of the Warriors squad for back-to-back AFCON qualifiers against DRC.
The first encounter will be played in Kinshasa on the 13th of October before Zimbabwe host the Congolese three days later.
According to ZIFA, Rusike sustained an ankle injury during the MTN8 final against Cape Town City.
The striker did not finish the game and was subbed off in the 88th minute.
Terrence Dzvukamanja will replace him in the squad.
Meanwhile, Club Brugge midfielder Marvelous Nakamba featured in his first game this season over the weekend.
The 24-year-old missed the Warriors’ previous encounter against Congo due to an injury. He is part of the Warriors squad that was announced by coach Sunday Chidzambwa last week.