Marshall Munetsi returned from injury and featured in Stade de Reims’ 3-4 defeat to second tier side Valenciennes in the French Cup.
The Zimbabwean midfielder had been out for two weeks, missing the team’s four games. He was sidelined with a hip injury sustained in late January.
Munetsi recovered ahead of the cup game and was introduced from the bench on the hour.
His recovery is a boost to the national team who have two Afcon qualifying games lined up in March.
The Warriors will face Botswana away before rounding up the campaign at home to Zambia a few days later.