Locally-based Warriors players on Saturday started trooping into camp in Harare to prepare for two crucial Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia later this month.
Wellington Mupandare, the Warriors’ manager, said the players will have a 10-day mandatory isolation camp while those on standby have been encouraged to self-isolate at home. Said Mpandare:
Camp for the crucial Afcon qualifiers has started, with locally-based players and the technical team having reported in since Saturday.
They will have a 10-day mandatory isolation camp, where they’ll be training while waiting for the foreign contingent which will start arriving on Saturday.
For players called up to be on standby, we’ve asked them to self-isolate at home because you never know; some of the players that are scheduled to come might be forced out due to unseen events.
There are seven locally-based players called up for camp; goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda, defenders Shadreck Nyahwa and Carlos Mavhurume, the midfield trio of Brian Banda, King Nadolo and Tatenda Tavengwa as well as striker Farau Matare.
Zimbabwe first takes on Botswana away on 25 March followed by Zambia at home on 29 March.