Warriors team manager Wellington Mpandare has vehemently denied suggestions that Zimbabwean National Team players may boycott the country’s cause, as the Warriors prepare to take on Liberia in the opening game of the 2019 AFCON qualifying campaign.
This comes in light of the pronnouncements of bans which were handed to four players (Willard Katsande, Cuthbert Malajila, Matthew Rusike and Nyasha Mushekwi) accused of ochestrating a Presidential dinner send off snub which has culminated to social media campaign suggesting that all the players should boycott the match in solidarity with their teammates.
In the meantime, defender Costa Nhamoinesu who was not selected in the team due to injury has asked the four players to stand heads up as they all were in the same bus.
The Herald reports that the country’s biggest stars Knowledge Musona and Khama Billiat have committed to the match and will fly into the country this coming week.
Team Manager Wellington Mpandare also said England based Ipswich youngster Kundai Benyu may still make it into the squad while talks to have Burnley defender Tendayi Darikwa are at an advanced stage.
“I have been talking to our boys, those based in Europe and South Africa, and everything is on course as far as we are concerned and the tickets have been issued for them to travel home for the big match against Liberia,’’ Mpandare said.
The team is expected to start camp on Monday ahead of the crucial home tie set for 11 Jume.