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Galloway tipped for Warriors debut

by Staff reporter
19 Sep 2021 at 08:50hrs | Views
PLYMOUTH Argyle manager Ryan Lowe expects Zimbabwean defender Brendan Galloway and his teammate Panutche Camara to get another opportunity to make their international debuts for Guinea-Bissau and Zimbabwe respectively.

Camara and Galloway were called up by their countries for 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Africa earlier this month.

However, they did not join up with their international squads after EFL clubs took a collective decision not to release players for matches to take place in countries on the UK Government's 'red list'.

Camara could have played for Guinea-Bissau for the first of their two World Cup qualifiers, a home fixture against Guinea which was moved to a neutral venue in Mauritania, but not the other one in Sudan.

Instead, Camara and Galloway have both trained as usual with the rest of the Argyle squad. Lowe said: "With Brendan and Panutche, it was out of our hands. I think they understood. They were fine.

"I know there has been a few shambolic situations with it hasn't there with the Argentina vs Brazil game getting called off and stuff like that. "Panutche was actually fine to go but they didn't want him for just one game because there was two games. Look, I'm sure they will get called
up again if they continue with their performances."

Guinea-Bissau are the early leaders in Group I of the African section of World Cup qualifying after picking up four points from their first two games.

They drew 1-1 with Guinea on September 1 before winning 4-2 away to Sudan on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe, who included former Argyle player-of-the-year Onismor Bhasera in their team, did not win either of their opening two Group G games.

They drew 0-0 at home to South Africa in Harare last Friday and then lost 1-0 away to Ethiopia on Tuesday after a conceding last-gasp goal.

Camara and Galloway could get international call-ups again next month when Guinea-Bissau and Zimbabwe are in action.

Guinea-Bissau have an away and home doubleheader against Morocco while Zimbabwe will be away and at home to Ghana, on dates to be confirmed between October 6-12.

Source - Plymouth Herald