Senior Sports Adviser Eddie Chikamhi
The Warriors' technical team has been forced to drop the duo from Terrence Dzvukamanja and Byron Madzokere from their pre-qualification plans for the African Nations Cup against Liberia.
The settlement comes just under a week before the Warriors fly to the West African nation for the final game of the G star against the Single Star in the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Center in Paynesville on November 18.
Dzvukamanja chose a backbound win Bidvest Wits over Maritzburg United in the final of the Telkom Knockout tournament, while Madzokere, who has been receiving regular calls of late yet to play a part in the AFCON qualification, has been injured during a league game Yadah against Bulawayo City last weekend.
Dzvukamanja in South Africa appeared in the last game Warriors against the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a second half instead of Zimbabwe pulling 1-1 with the Leopards to cement their place at the top of Group G with eight points.
The warrior team manager, Wellington Mpandare, said yesterday, the couple had to be dropped because there will be no time to assess their injuries as the team will not camp in Zimbabwe.
The foreigners who form most of the Warriors squad have been instructed to fly directly to Liberia from their centers.
Mpandare said the players will be connecting with Sunday Chidzambwa trainer and a technical team in Liberia next Thursday, three days before the game.
"We did not want to endanger taking with us injured players, so these two men are not now going to Liberia.
"The coaches did not see any need. It would have made sense to call and if we were playing at home.
"So we're working with the 19 players that we have at the moment and then we'll see what's happening after games at the weekend. We do not reject the chance that there may be More changes if we encounter injuries, "said Mpandare.
The Warriors have welcomed similar injuries to Evans Rusike, who played a cameo for Supersport during the weekend, Tino Kadewere and George Chigova, the goalkeeper, who had lost the knee injury at by DRC last month.
Former captain Willard Katsande has also received another call after announcing that he has come out of an international retirement.
The midfielder Kaizer Chiefs boosted a boost when he heard the only goal in his side winning over Supersport United at the Telkom knockout at the weekend.
Defender Teenage Hadebe and on Khama Billiat also played a role in Head Teachers. But the biggest news for Chidzambwa and his crew should have been participating in the Marvelous Nakamba midfielder game in the UEFA Champions League game when his Belgian Belgian Brugge club has penetrated Thierry Henry's & # 39; s Monaco in the middle of the game.
The Warriors lead a Group G with a three-point cushion over a five-point DRC relocation. And with two remaining rounds of play, they need a point to get their place in the final rounds of AFCON next year in Cameroon.
The Warriors have had some exciting statistics of their four games in this campaign where they have scored everywhere since the first assignment against Liberia last year that ended in a 3-0 home win.
Even in the games that ended in the share of the spoil, Zimbabwe has scored first in each game and they have not gone behind opponents in each of them. games. They also continue to be the only untreated team in Group G with two wins and two draws. The Warriors scored seven goals and praised three.
Mpandare said they needed to manage their travel arrangements to be well placed to have a positive result in Liberia.
"We expect to be in Liberia by November 15 (next Thursday). Most of the players should be part of their club work, up to late Saturday evening, and the sooner they can fly by Monday morning.
"By Tuesday they will continue and it's likely that the final players will arrive here on Wednesday. That's when we should have a full squad and we're leaving Thursday.
"So we realized that if everyone came to Zimbabwe first, that would require too much, especially from the players in Europe.
"For some of the players, it would be about three days of continuous travel and it's very hot. You know with a flight in Africa , you have to spend an hour after hours to travel from one region to another.
"So, we thought it was better that they instead fly straight to Liberia from their respective centers, which are much easier.
"The trainers want all players to be the best physical and mental condition for the game," said Mpandare.
Zimbabwe Temporary Squad
George Chigova (Polokwane City), Edmore Sibanda (Witbank Spurs), Simbarashe Chinani (Dynamos)
Alec Mudimu (CEFN Druids), Ronald Pfumbidzai (Bloemfontein Celtic), Teenage Hadebe (Kaizer Chiefs), Kevin Moyo (FC Platinum), Marshall Munetsi (Orlando Pirates)
Willard Katsande (Kaizer Chiefs), Tafadzwa Kutinyu (Azam), Ovidy Karuru (Amazulu), Talent Chawapihwa (Baroka), Marvelous Nakamba (Brugge Club), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), Musona Information (Anderlecht), Rodwell Chinyengetere (FC Platinum )
Evans Rusike (SuperSport United), Knox Mutizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows), Tinotenda Kadewere (Le Havre AC).