Yeni Malatyaspor and Warriors defender Teenage Hadebe was finally issued with a new passport on Wednesday afternoon, a development that will enable him to fly and join his Turkish teammates.
The development was confirmed to The Herald yesterday by Warriors’ team manager Wellington Mpandare. He said:
Teenage’s passport is now out, I was called by officials from the Registrar General office and they told me to come and collect the passport at 4.30 pm.
I went there and got the passport and that’s something positive given all the pressure that we have been under in the past few days with his Turkish club rightly demanding that they want to see their player at his base so that he can play for them.
According to Mpandare, Hadebe will depart Zimbabwe this Thursday at 12.50 pm on the South African Airways flight from Bulawayo to Johannesburg.
He will then get onto a Turkish Airlines flight which leaves at about 19.15 hours for Istanbul. On Friday morning, Hadebe will fly from Instanbul on another Turkish Airlines to his base in Malatya.