Zimbabwe Warriors To Travel In Separate Groups

Zimbabwe Warriors are set to depart for Cameroon in two separate groups today ahead of their opening group match against Senegal on the 10th of January.

The first batch is set to leave Harare this morning via South Africa and will meet up with the second group that is leaving the country in the afternoon for Ethiopia before connecting to Cameroon where they will link up with the other six players.

Warriors manager, Wellington Mpandare explained the current travel arrangements have been forced by difficulties in securing a direct flight.

“We are departing for Cameroon tomorrow morning (today) in separate groups” , said Mpandare

“The first delegation is leaving in the morning around 8:30am via South Africa and the rest will fly to Ethiopia this afternoon.

“We will link up in Ethiopia the following day (Thursday) and we will then use the same flight to connect to Cameroon later in the day, ” Mpandare said.

The squad has already been trimmed to 18 players and coach Norman Mapeza will announce the final traveling squad before departure today.

Forgotten former highly-rated ex-Celtic teenage star Kundai Benyu who is currently working on reviving his career after a brief stint in Iceland second tier outfit, Vestri is a surprise inclusion to the squad and is expected to link up with the team in Cameroon before the 3rd of January alongside, skipper Knowledge Musona, Jordan Zemura, Tino Kadewere, David Moyo and Admiral Muskwe.

Teenage Hadebe who was late to join camp due to emergency issues at home, is believed to be among the first traveling batch that will depart this morning.

CAF have approved teams to register five additional players to their final 23 squads, but on the expense of the associations to cover incase of Covid-19 cases.

The Warriors are lined up to play Sudan and Ethiopia in friendly matches before they leave Cameroon capital of Yaounde for Bafoussam where they will be based for their first two group matches.

Here is the final squad.

Petros Mhari, Martin Mapisa, Talbert Shumba

Peter Muduhwa, Alec Mudimu, Teenage Hadebe, Jordan Zemura, Godknows Murwira, Gerald Takwara, Takudzwa Chimwemwe, Bruce Kangwa, Onismor Bhasera

Kelvin Madzongwe, Thabani Kamusoko, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Ishmael Wadi, Never Tigere, Kundai Benyu

Admiral Muskwe, Prince Dube, David Moyo, Knowledge Musona, Tinotenda Kadewere.

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