WARRIORS RESPECT CLUBS’ REPORTS
28 December 2016
WARRIORS doctor Nick Munyonga on Tuesday indicated that they will look into all medical communication from the players’ clubs but they will still be thorough in doing their own ahead of the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon.
On Tuesday H-Metro revealed that a number of clubs had sent medical examination reports of their players and all the detail to do with their physical condition.
Some of the communication is to the effect that some players are carrying certain injuries while some simply give a guideline to the physical condition of their players.
Dr Munyonga did not travel with the Warriors made up of local-based players to Cote d’lvoire and he was expected to start fresh medicals yesterday with the foreign-based players who were trickling into camp.
“There are a lot things we look at when doing the medicals, some already done by the clubs and some fresh things not done by the clubs. All professional medical communication from the clubs will be looked into,” he said.
“I didn’t travel to the Ivory Coast because I am supposed to start examining the foreign based players today (Tuesday) and team in Ivory Coast is only back on the 29th.”
African teams normally clash with European teams in the release of players for AFCON, with most countries insisting on doing their own medicals and ascertain if their players are fit to play.
For Zimbabwe there are also fears that some players could actually try to force themselves to be part of the final squad despite carrying injuries. The local-based players will undergo the same process upon arrival.
The results will be the first method to be used in trimming down the provisional 31-man squad announced by coach Kalisto Pasuwa.
Zimbabwe are in group B of the 2017 AFCON in Gabon along with Tunisia, Algeria and Senegal.