Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
Warriors striker Tino Kadewere has wished his teammates well ahead of their AFCON 2021 encounters against Botswana and Zambia.
The Le Havre star Kadewere will miss the two games due to a hamstring injury he suffered in their 2-0 loss to Sochaux which forced him to be substituted in the 60th minute on Friday.
Warriors play Botswana on Friday evening at the National Sports Stadium and will play Zambia four days later, away.
“It is very sad to be missing out on the Warriors matches.
“I have been looking up to these games and working extra hard in preparation for them.
“It’s such an honour to represent my country and I was really hoping and praying for the best in these games but injuries happen so I have to accept that,” he said.
“I wish the guys the very best of luck in the two games.
“And it is important for us to make sure we book another spot to go to Africa Cup of Nations and the journey starts now.”
Kadewere has been enjoying top form in Ligue 2 and has scored 12 goals in 14 matches so far.
“I think only hard work and prayer is helping me keep doing what I am doing and I am hoping that it will continue like this.
“It’s always a good feeling and proud to be on the scoresheet, it means a lot and t give me courage to do more. And I would like to thank my brother and father Boss P who has been encouraging me and supporting me all the way.
“It is him who always tell me to aim higher,” he said.
Kadewere is set to undergo a scan today.
“I am waiting to have a scan tomorrow or anytime this week but as of now I am in pain but I hope it is not going to be that bad.
“Injuries happen in football and I will take that time to work extra hard on things that I am not doing,” he said.