Warriors defender Alec Mudimu has announced the passing on of his grandmother, four days before the national team face Congo Brazzaville on Sunday.

Mudimu took to the social media to share the heartbreaking message on Wednesday morning.

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It comes with great sadness and heart break to know that my dear grandmother has past away, it's still taking time to settle in will do for some time. Your where the super women in our family and the back bone for everyone in our family also. God could'nt have put a better women on this earth to share great moments with growing up and to support this family. Further more it's also a time to rejoice be strong and to celebrate for this amazing women's long and great life. I have to thank God for what he's done and now for taking her peacefully to rest and go to a better place. All things happen through him. Thank you for everything you done for us GOGO you where honestly one in a trillion. Through this difficult period I hope your knew you where deeply loved and you will be missed so so much. I love you and miss you ….❤️ RIP GOGO VAMBE..

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The centre-back who plays for Cefn Druids in Wales is already in the country preparing for the Sunday’s game. He jetted in on Monday along with several South Africa-based players.

Mudimu is expected to retain his place in the first XI should he be selected in the final squad for the match. He has featured in the previous Afcon qualifiers and played a critical role at the 2018 COSAFA Cup where there won the cup.