Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa belives Tendayi Darikwa’s availability adds value to the squad ahead of back-to-back clashes against DRC in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers.

The 26-year-old Nottingham Forest defender is now eligible to represent the country after receiving his passport two weeks ago. He jetted in yesterday around midday.

“It’s something (Tendai Darikwa’s availability) that we have been waiting for a long time. It’s a plus for us. No doubt he is a good player, and now that he is here, we wish him all the best. We are hoping to work together as a team,” Chidzambwa told the Herald.

The DRC clash will be Darikwa’s first competitive game for the Warriors having featured in two friendly matches against Lesotho and Namibia in November last year.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe will play the first game on Saturday before hosting the Congolese three days later.