Knowledge Musona and a number of other foreign-based players are likely to miss the international friendly soccer match against Cote d’Ivoire in Abidjan on Boxing Day as they would still be committed at their respective clubs.
The Warriors are expected to go into camp on Thursday to start preparations for the 2017 African Cup of Nations finals in Gabon next month. Musona, who has a league match against AS Eupen on the same day the Warriors date Cote d’Ivoire, is likely to miss the game. Other players who are likely to miss the game are China-based forward Nyasha Mushekwi who is currently in the United Kingdom for personal business and is expected back home on December 27 and Sparta Prague defender Costa Nhamoinesu who will be unable to travel due to club commitments in the Czech Republic.
However other players will be available for selection including those playing in the South African Premiership, who are concluding their matches on Thursday before the Christmas break. The South Africa-based players are likely to connect from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport straight to West Africa rather than travelling to Zimbabwe first.