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Mutuma given some time off

WARRIORS chief striker Roderick Mutuma was granted permission to visit his ailing mother in Mvurwi 24 hours after scoring a brace for the senior national team in the CHAN first leg final qualifier against Lesotho at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

Zimbabwe won the first leg encounter 3-1 and are due to take on the same opponents in the second leg final qualifier in Maseru this coming weekend.

“We had to release Rodreck (Mutuma) on Monday. We had no option but allow him to visit his ailing mother in Mvuma. He might be in this evening (Tuesday).

We have been in contest touch with him,” said Warriors team manager Richard Tswatswa who also doubles up as the team’s goalkeepers coach.

Mutuma, a self styled Prince, is also in the Warriors’ list of players who picked up knocks during the first leg encounter.

Also in the treatment room is Highlanders’ rock solid defender Teenage Hadebe, holding midfielder Nqobzitha Masuku and enterprising captain Danny “Deco” Phiri who was on top of game on Sunday weighing with a brilliant goal after the Mutuma brace.

The Warriors, who are still camping in Bulawayo, are due to fly out for Lesotho via Johannesburg on Friday.

Meanwhile, pardoned Hardlife Zvirekwi joined Warriors camp late yesterday afternoon together with Tsholotsho FC captain William Stima.

Warriors Squad


Elvis Chipezeze (Chicken Inn), Takabva Mawaya (Hwange), Donovan Bernard (How Mine)


William Stima (Tsholotsho), Hardlife Zvirekwi (CAPS United), Bruce Kangwa (Highlanders), Ocean Mushure, (Dynamos) Teenage Hadebe (Highlanders), Lawrence Mhlanga (Chicken Inn)


Tichaona Chipunza (Dynamos), Danny Phiri, (Chicken Inn) Raphael Manuvire (ZPC Kariba), Malvern Gaki (Triangle) , Marshal Mudehwe (FC Platinum), Nqobizitha Masuku (Highlanders)


Pritchard Mpelele (Hwange), Brian Muzondiwa (FC Platinum), Edmore Chirambadare (Chicken Inn), Roderick Mutuma (Dynamos), Knox Mutizwa (Highlanders)

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