By Tafadzwa Mpofu
Zimbabwe Warriors were provided with a ray of hope after UK government’s latest travel review which came on Thursday 7 October, removed Zimbabwe from the UK’s red list countries.
Technically this means the Warriors might be able to have all it’s UK-based players for the return leg of the World Cup qualifiers against Ghana on Tuesday the 12th of October at the National Sports stadium in Harare.
The latest review which saw countries on the UK’s red list slashed to only seven with Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ethiopia among 47 countries entering the amber list, might enable Marvelous Nakamba, Tendayi Darikwa, Jordan Zemura and Brandon Galloway to travel to Zimbabwe without the requirement of a 10-day quarantine in a hotel on their return to the UK.
Under previous regulations, it had emerged all four were not going to be able to travel to Harare after all, as hotel quarantine remain in place for all red list countries, regardless of vaccination status.
But, with the latest regulations which comes in effect from 4:00am on Monday 11 October might see the four making it to Harare for the second leg.
Warriors manager Wellington Mpandare has already started engaging the clubs of the four players to have full guidance on the latest developments.
Zimbabwe lost 3-1 in Ghana at Cape Coast Stadium on Saturday 12th October before returning to Harare on Monday for the second leg.