No new foreign-born players will be available for the Warriors’ AFCON qualifier against Congo in Harare next month, team manager Wellington Mpandare has said.
In an interview with the Herald, Mpandare confirmed that they were likely to use the players who have featured for the team before as the likes of Macauley Bonne and Andy Rinimhota are still to get local passports despite repeated attempts to incorporate them into the team.
“There are a number of players the coach wanted to have, but as long as they are not committed to playing for their country there is nothing we can do,’’ said Mpandare.
“For example, there is the issue of (Macaulay) Bonne, we have been trying to have him as part of the team, and there are papers he is supposed to submit, but he has not yet submitted.
“When Darikwa, for example, said he wanted to play for the team, it did not take us long to process his papers, having a passport is not a big issue because it is not difficult to acquire the passport, it is about the player’s commitment.”
Darikwa and Aleck Mudimu have already featured for the Warriors before.
Chidzambwa, however, can bring in Leicester City’s forward Admiral Muskwe amid reports that the attacker already has a Zimbabwean passport.
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