The Daily News reports that Aston Villa are unwilling to release Warriors midfielder Marvelous Nakamba as a precaution against the deadly coronavirus (CIVID-19).
The Warriors take on the Desert Foxes of Algeria on March 26 and 29 in back-to-back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
Villa are reportedly wary of letting Nakamba travel to Algeria which has at least 19 confirmed cases of the disease.
The English club wants concrete assurances and the preventive measures that the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is going to take in order to protect their player from contracting the disease while playing for the national team.
The Algerians will host Zimbabwe in Blida where the coronavirus outbreak started in Algeria.