Warriors tech team sweating over availability of some players

By ZBC Reporter

The Warriors technical department is sweating over the availability of European based players after it emerged that some clubs are reluctant to release players for the World Cup Qualifiers set for next month.

The Senior national team is scheduled to play South Africa on the third of next month at the National Sports Stadium before travelling to Addis Ababa for a date against Ethiopia four days later.

The technical department is yet to announce the squad for the two World Cup qualifiers amid reports that some European clubs are reluctant to release players due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in their countries.

We would have announced the squad a long time ago but we are facing challenges with the British brigade as clubs do not want to release players because of travel restrictions and also they would have to go into a 10 day quarantine meaning they would not be available for close to a month as it stands Liverpool will not release Mo Salah so it’s not only us,said Warriors General Manager Wellington Mpandare.

Ordinarily, clubs are mandated by the world football governing body, FIFA, to release players for national duty but that has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the final decision now lying with the parent club.

The Warriors are expected to go into camp on the 30th of this month.