Warriors team manager Wellington Mpandare says they are still pushing for government’s involvement in Macauley Bonne’s passport case, but so far everything is on course.
The Leyton Orient striker was born in England to Zimbabwean parents but wants to represent the Southern African country at the Afcon 2019. He submitted his application for a local passport last month and Zifa has already taken some steps in the process.
However, new amendments on the Zimbabwe Citizenship Bill have stalled the progress. The law now requires Bonne to renounce his British citizenship first so that he can get a local passport.
According to The Herald, Mpandare said: “We have been pushing for the waiver (or special dispensation) so that Bonne can get the papers which will enable him to play a part in Egypt.”
“If he gets the passport on time, obviously, he is in (the Warriors squad) as we are pushing to beat the CAF registration deadline.
“We are actually on course as we have already received some of the paperwork, so we are just waiting for the next procedure.”