‘NAKAMBA, MUSONA TO JOIN’
3 November 2017
WARRIORS stars Marvelous Nakamba and Knowledge Musona will link up with the rest of the team in Johannesburg ahead of the Lesotho clash on November 8.
The two cannot make it in time for departure in Harare.
Skipper Musona will lead the Warriors against Lesotho, return back to Harare and then travel for another Namibia clash on November 11. They will then face the Barcelona legends on November 12 in Harare.
Yesterday Warriors manager Wellington Mpandare said they are paying attention to detail in the travel arrangements of the team.
“Both Nakamba and Musona have games on the 5th so they will not be able to make it and join the rest of the team in Harare. The two will fly to Johannesburg and link up with the rest of the team. That should not be a problem.
“After the Lesotho game, we will return to Harare and then travel to Namibia for the second friendly match,” Mpandare said.
The planned Brazilian legends match will however offer a lot of challenges for the Warriors as they are likely to leave Namibia soon after the game.
“We are trying to change the tickets in terms of the time we will come back here. The better option will be to comeback soon after the game.”
Chances also are that the technical team, led by Wilson Mutekede with the assistance of Lloyd Chitembwe, will need to have a number of players on standby.
“We will carry 18 players to Lesotho from the 22 we called up. So if there are any injuries after the Lesotho game, we will then add to that number before we depart for Namibia. Because we have 22 players, most of the players are certain to get a run,” Mpandare said.
The Warriors manager also added that they will not have problems with some of the young players, Tendai Darikwa of Nottingham Forest, Celtic’s Kundai Benyu, Admiral Muskwe from Leicester and Macauley Bonne of Leyton Orient.
“I have been constantly in touch with these players and we are certain that there will be no problems. Everything is in order at the moment and we look forward to the matches,” he said.