Dick in for Zimbabwe, but Mpofu is forced to pull out

January 18, 2006

CAIRO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe have called up defender Herbert Dick to replace the injured Dumisani Mpofu in their 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup finals, team officials said on Wednesday.

Mpofu, who played at the last Nations Cup finals in Tunisia, suffered a twisted knee in a friendly match in Morocco on Saturday and will not recover in time.

The 26-year-old Dick comes from the Bulawayo club AmaZulu.

He is expected to join up with the team later this week. Zimbabwe arrive in Cairo on Wednesday.

They play their opening Group D match against Senegal in Port Said on Monday.