Zimbabwe national team manager Wellington Mpandare says the Sports and Recreation Commission is not co-operating in securing passports for the players born outside the country.

The likes of Tendai Darikwa, Adam Chicksen, Kelly Lunga, Kundai Benyu, Admiral Muskwe and McCauley Bonne have all expressed their willingness to play for the Warriors. In an interview with the Herald, Mpandare revealed that they were still facing challenges to get all the players that coach Sunday Chidzambwa has targeted.

“The youngsters are very keen to play for their country, and they have been trying to follow all the procedures and avenues available for them to get their passports, and I must say our UK embassy has been very supportive in that regard,” Mpandare said.

“I cannot say the same for the SRC who have continued to be unhelpful, and I was also very disappointed that in Kelly Lunga’s case he was frustrated at the embassy in Germany even though he has a Zimbabwean birth certificate.”

Zimbabwe will return to action on September 7 when they face Congo in Brazzaville in their second Group G match.

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