AFCON GROUP G Warriors foreign legion to jet into Monrovia
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.