The first group of the Warriors squad consisting of local based players arrived in Ndola, Zambia yesterday ahead of the four-nation tournament that kicks off on Thursday.

The only four home-based players named by coach Sunday Chidzambwa — Praise Tonha, Devine Lunga, Takabva Mawaya and Jimmy Dzingai — left early yesterday morning and were joined by their South African counterparts. The Europe-based contingent is expected to travel today.

“The first batch of the Warriors is already in Ndola, Zambia for the tournament. They left early in the morning (yesterday),” ZIFA communications officer, Xolisani Gwesela told The Herald.

“The South Africa-based players took a direct flight from Johannesburg to Zambia and they have since linked up with the locally-based players who were already in Ndola.

“The Europe-based players, who were picked by the coach, are all expected in Zambia tomorrow (today) ahead of the tournament.”

Meanwhile, Chidzambwa will be assisted by Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa and Rahman Gumbo.

The tournament features Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola and the hosts.

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