The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is not anxious over the issue of passports for footballers based in the United Kingdom who are eligible to play for the Warriors.
Warriors manager, Wellington Mpandare, told The Herald that ZIFA, through the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, has written to the Registrar-General’s Office seeking assistance. He said:
We have written to the Registrar-General’s Office, with the assistance of Minister Kirsty Coventry.
We went there on Monday and were told that we can only start submitting the papers from November 4, two per each day.
Mpandare also revealed that the only challenge ZIFA could face is on Macauley Bonne and Adam Chicksen who need to have birth certificates first since they were not born in Zimbabwe.
Some of the British-based players on the Warriors radar include Bonne, Chicksen, Jordan Zemura who plays for Bournemouth’s under-21 team, Kidderminster Harriers defender Cliff Moyo and Swansea teenager Tivonge Rushesha.