AF­CON GROUP G War­riors for­eign le­gion to jet into Monrovia

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cheered on by their first ci­ti­zen Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Weah.

Set to make a re­turn to na­tional team colours is for­mer skip­per Wil­lard Kat­sande, who an­nounced his re­tire­ment from in­ter­na­tional foot­ball after a dis­as­trous show­ing by the War­riors at the Af­con fi­nals last year where they failed to win a sin­gle match.

Brac­ing for a bruis­ing bat­tle, the tech­ni­cal team picked the Kaizer Chiefs mid­field en­forcer in place of work­horse Danny ‘Deco’ Phiri, who is on a four­week in­jury lay off.

“His club said he needs four weeks to com­pletely heal,” said Mpan­dare.

The Golden Ar­rows and for­mer Chicken Inn mid­fielder picked up a knee in­jury mo­ments be­fore the home tie against DR Congo at the Na­tional Sports Sta­dium last month.

Chidzambwa’s men lead the group by three points and with two teams go­ing through to the fi­nals, only a huge mis­for­tune will see them not qual­i­fy­ing. After the Liberian en­counter, they will play host to Congo Braz­zav­ille in March 2019 in their last match of the cam­paign.

A Cameroon ap­pear­ance will be Zim­babwe’s fourth Na­tions Cup dance, hav­ing de­buted in 2004 fol­lowed by other qual­i­fi­ca­tions in 2006 and 2017.

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