The General manager of the Zimbabwe national teams, Wellington Mpandare says the Warriors of Zimbabwe will leave for their AFCON qualifying match against Botswana on the eve of the match.
The Warriors are set to travel to Gaborone to play against the Zebras of Botswana in a crucial AFCON qualifying match, but according to Mpandare, the team will arrive Botswana on the eve of the match.
Mpandare, who is also one of the founding members of the Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association, says the reason for this decision is to avoid the Zimbabwe delegation from undertaking another COVID-19 test ahead of the encounter.
“In terms of logistics, i’ve started doing research and there are daily flights to Botswana via South Africa, meaning that the ideal situation is to have all international players flying into Zimbabwe”, he told The Chronicle.
“Because of the COVID-19 situation, I think it would be ideal for us to leave on the eve of the match and use the results from test done here for the game and come back.
However, the general manager says the decision is not yet confirmed as it still has to be deliberated by his other collaborators.
“Please note that this is an option that I’ll present to the other guys and if they agree we will pursue it”.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Football Association has already started invites to clubs requesting for their release of players for international duty.
The Warriors of Zimbabwe currently occupy the second position in group H with 5 points in four matches, five points behind group leaders Algeria , while Botswana occupies the third position with four points.