Boost for Mapeza

04 Oct, 2021 - 10:10 0 Views
Boost for Mapeza Zimbabwe are likely play their upcoming World Cup qualifiers with the UK-based stars available


Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter

Warriors coach Norman Mapeza has received a huge boost after indications that most European players will be available for the back-to-back encounters against Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers.

According to reports, the players were set to take part in one game only but the British government has, however, resolved that players who are fully vaccinated can travel to countries on the so called red list which includes Zimbabwe.

Warriors general manager Wellington Mpandare still insists that they UK based players will only play away.

“They will only play the away game only,” said Mpandare.

Khama Billiat is set to miss the first leg due accruing two yellow cards, but Mpandare says the winger will still go to Ghana regardless.

“Yes, he will travel because we have more days in Ghana preparing for both the away and return game in Harare, so the coach decided to have him there for training purposes.

“We are set to leave on Tuesday for Ghana” said Mpandare.

However, it has been a good week for the Warriors in their respective leagues.

Mapeza is going into the matches with most of his players in top form.

Captain Knowledge Musona is in top form after scoring in his team’s Al-Tai’s 2-1 victory over Al-Taawoun on match day 8 of the Saudi Pro League 2021/22 season on Saturday.
The Warriors captain had last found the back of the net in August but ended the goal drought with a brilliant long-range strike in the 67th minute.

Musona’s goal launched Al-Tai’s comeback to win their second match this season.

The team is currently in the 11th position with seven points after six games.

Teenage Hadebe has been named in the Major League Soccer (MLS) team of the week.

Brendan Galloway, who is set for his debut in national colours, scored his first goal for Plymouth Argyle in the 2-2 draw against Lincoln City on Saturday.

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