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Nakamba expected to arrive this today, Musona tomorrow

by Staff reporter
12 Nov 2019 at 13:18hrs | Views
The majority of warriors players called up for Zimbabwe's Africa Cup of Nations encounter against Botswana set for this Friday are in camp with the Zimbabwe national soccer team expected to begin preparations this Tuesday.

19 players are now in camp as the Warriors brace for two qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia.

Marvelous Nakamba is expected to arrive today and Knowledge Musona is expected tomorrow.

The primary focus though is on the Botswana encounter which is slated for the national sports stadium in Harare this Friday.

Ian Nekati, Terrence Dzvukamanja, Kudakwashe Mahachi and Thabani Kamusoko joined camp on Sunday with the majority of players arriving on Monday.

Marshall Munetsi, Khama Billiat, Ovidy Karuru, Alec Mudimu and Cliff Moyo were among 15 players that joined camp on Monday.

"We now have a total of 19 players now in camp. 11 arrived this evening and I can confirm that Marvelous Nakamba and Teenage Hadebe will be reporting for duty tomorrow. Knowledge Musona is expected to join the rest of the squad on Wednesday, " said Zifa Communications Manager, Xolisani Gwesela

Following concern over the commitment of some England based players that are now in possession of Zimbabwean passports, Macauley Bonne on Monday issued a statement citing medical grounds as the reason for not being able to be part of the warrior's squad for the two Afcon qualifiers.

Gwesel was however confident of Bonne's availability in future assignments.

"We know there have been medical issues for Bonne but we are confident he will be available for future matches but as of now focus should be on fans rallying behind the warriors as we take on Botswana on Friday".

Initially a provisional squad of 32 players was called up for duty but the technical team trimmed the squad to 24.

From the 24 players that were expected in camp 19 have reported for duty with 3 more still expected to bring the number to 22 players.

Zimbabwe's clash against Botswana is slated for 6pm this Friday.

Source - zbc