Warriors sweat over Benyu. . . Zemura trains with teammates

13 Jan, 2022 - 00:01 0 Views
Warriors sweat over Benyu. . . Zemura trains with teammates Jordan Zemura


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WARRIORS boss, Norman Mapeza, is keeping his fingers crossed for Kundai Benyu to pass a late fitness test ahead of the 2021 AFCON Group B encounter against Malawi tomorrow.

The Warriors face the Flames of Malawi at Kouekong Stadium in Bafaossam.

The big match starts at 6pm.

Benyu limped off in Zimbabwe’s painful 0-1 defeat to Senegal on Monday.

The Iceland-based midfielder was one of the outstanding players as the Warriors suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Lions of Teranga.

Benyu missed yesterday’s training session as doctors continued to assess his situation.

Team manager, Wellington Mpandare, yesterday told H-Metro Benyu’s situation remained a cause for concern to the technical team.

“On Benyu, the doctors are working flat out to see if he can be fit for Friday.

“But, unfortunately, today (yesterday) he can’t train.

“We hope that he trains tomorrow and is cleared and if he feels fine he will be available for selection on Friday.

“No other injury worries from other players for now, the rest of the team is fine,” said Mpandare.

Zimbabwe were expected to undergo Covid-19 tests yesterday ahead of the clash against the Flames.

“Covid-19 tests were supposed to start at 2pm to 4pm (yesterday), unfortunately the team responsible for that didn’t come in time.

“We were told they were delayed at the Senegal hotel, where they were having challenges with electricity.

“We are expecting to have our training session at 6:30pm (yesterday),” said Mpandare.

He also gave an update on utility player Jordan Zemura, who joined camp yesterday.

He was expected to train with the team last night.

“Zemura arrived just before lunch (yesterday) after a five-hour trip from Yaounde.

“He is here with the boys, we had lunch together and we expect him to train with the other guys.

“He was tested and cleared before joining the rest of the team, we are just waiting for the PCR test.”

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