There is a major boost for the Zimbabwean football team and fans as 23 foreign based players have confirmed their availability for the Warriors’ Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia at the end of this month.
The first group is expected to arrive in the country for the first most awaited and a decider match against Botswana next week which will be held in Francistown, Botswana.
Twenty-three foreign-based players have confirmed their availability, with the first group expected to arrive in the country this Saturday.
The availability of players brings joy to Zimbabwe football fans but however on a sad note warriors are facing challenges of securing flights in Botswana.
“We had planned to leave on the 24th for Botswana but we are facing challenges to secure flights from Gaborone to Francistown on the 24th, the only flight that is there leaves in the morning and we can’t make it , we had also opted to fly on the 25th but again there are no connecting flights. So we have notified the Botswana FA because it is their duty to provide us with transport to the match venue,” said Wellington Mpandare, the Warriors General Manager.
Meanwhile, there is also a major drawback as eight players who are based in England and France including Marvelous Nakamba, Tino Kadewere and Marshall Munetsi will not be available due to travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.