Zambia's Football Association says that international midfielder Nathan Sinkala has been released from hospital in South Africa after being treated for facial nerve problems.

ZFA spokesman Erick Mwanza said Wednesday that Sinkala saw a neurologist at a Johannesburg hospital after having ''nerve problems with his eyes and around his face.'' He declined to elaborate, but said Sinkala had not suffered a stroke. A hospital spokeswoman could not be immediately reached for comment.

The 21-year-old midfielder plays for Congo's TP Mazembe, based in Lubumbashi. Mwanza said Sinkala had been discharged and was on his way there Wednesday.

Sinkala made his international debut in 2011 and went on to help Zambia win the African Cup of Nations earlier this year.