Darlington Gatsi, Sports Reporter
Warriors General Manager Wellington Mpandare is relieved with the decision taken by the UK to remove Zimbabwe from the Covid-19 ‘red-list’.
This development that makes all players available for the Ghana return leg and affects players like Marvelous Nakamba, Brandon Galloway, Jordan Zemura and Tendai Darikwa a reprieve to play against the Black Stars.
The British-based players have not featured at home for the Warriors since the AFCON qualifier against Algeria last year due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions.
“It is good news coming from the UK that Zimbabwe will be removed from the red zone starting from Monday that means Nakamba is eligible to fly back to Zimbabwe as well as the other three guys who were supposed to fly back to the UK after our Saturday game. We have been in touch with the clubs and of course they have cleared the players. The players will be available for the return match,” said Mpandare
Zimbabwe will be looking to avenge a 3-1 defeat they suffered against Ghana on Saturday to revive their fading hopes of making it to the World Cup.
On Brandon Galloway who might make his maiden Warriors’ appearance at the National Sports Stadium, Mpandare said:
“The coaches still need to work with him, we do not have much time. He was so excited to meet the other players and also the players were also excited to meet him for the first time and it is exciting.”