HIGH-PROFILE Warriors were back in action at the weekend as domestic football returned after the FIFA break.
However, none of those that took to the field won.
Marvelous Nakamba’s Luton Town scrambled a draw in the English Premiership while Marshall Munetsi’s Stade de Reims drew 1-1 away to Toulouse in the French Ligue 1.
Admiral Muskwe’s Exeter City suffered a fifth successive defeat in the English League One while Teenage Hadebe sat on the bench in a USA MLS win.
l NAKAMBA AN EVER-PRESENT
ZIMBABWE international midfielder, Marvellous Nakamba lasted the entire game as Luton Town came from 0-2 down to draw 2-2 with Nottingham Forest in the English Premiership on Saturday.
The 29-year-old Nakamba has taken part in every one of the side’s nine Premier League games in 2023/2024, an ever-present feature by starting in all nine and has been shown three yellow cards.
Luton Town find themselves 17th in the league standings with five points and next face a trip to Aston Villa in Premier League action on October 29.
Nakamba played 20 Championship games last season for Luton Town.
l MUSKWE FINALLY STARTS
Admiral Muskwe finally made it to the starting line-up for English League One side, Exeter City in their 0-2 loss at home to Wigan.
He was pulled out after 74 minutes with Wigan leading 1-0.
It was Muskwe’s third appearance for Exeter with the other two being substitute appearances and he now has 96 minutes of League One football this season.
l MARSHAL MUNETSI
Zimbabwe international midfielder, Marshal Munetsi started for Stade de Reims away to Toulouse in the French Ligue 1 yesterday.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Reims went into the match at the back of a 1-3 loss at home to Monaco and needed victory to keep up with the leaders.
Munetsi has featured in every one of the team’s nine Ligue 1 games in 2023/2024 and accumulated 735 minutes of playing time, starting in eight of these and being used as a substitute on one occasion.
The midfielder ranks second for assists this Ligue 1 campaign having assisted three goals for his team-mates. In addition, he has netted two goals — making him also tied as the team’s second-top league scorer. He has been shown a yellow card once.
l TEENAGE HADEBE AN UNUSED SUB
Zimbabwe international defender, Teenage Hadebe was an unused substitute for the second consecutive USA MLS match on Saturday night as Houston Dynamo beat Portland Timbers 3-1 to extend their unbeaten league run to four matches.
The fourth-placed Houston Dynamo led 3-0 before the hosts got an 80th minute consolation.
With Portland Timbers not offering much, Hadebe was not considered for a run as was the case on October 8 when they beat Colorado Rapids 5-1.
The 28-year-old Hadebe has made just 12 starts in an injury-hampered 2023 season, which is 34 matches old, and finished the 90 minutes in 11 of the matches.