Three test positive in Warriors camp

By Lawrence Trusida Sport Editor
THE Warriors are back home after a disastrous 2021 COSAFA Cup campaign which ended with three members of the delegation testing positive for COVID-19.
National teams General Manager, Wellington Mpandare, midfielder Tatenda Tavengwa and goalkeeper Martin Mapisa are still in South Africa where they are self isolation after testing positive to covid-19.
The other members of the team are back home after the COSAFA Cup where they had a dismal showing, with just two points after four matches.
The latest development is a major setback to goalkeeper Martin Mapisa who was set to return to his base in Spain this Monday but has been forced into a mandatory seven day quarantine period in South Africa.
Mapisa turns out for Spanish Segunda B side, Zamora CF and will be praying for a negative test result in seven days’ time.
ZIFA confirmed the development, saying the trio will be monitored by technical Director, Wilson Mutekede who is still in Eastern Cape for his COSAFA technical development committee duties.
The trio has since been moved to a private lodge at the behest of ZIFA.
This is not the first time that Zimbabwe have had positive test results on tour as four players tested positive on their return from the CHAN tournament in Cameroon.
Prior to the team’s departure for the CHAN tournament, nine members of the delegation had also tested positive while in camp.