Minutes before tonight’s kick-off of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier match between Botswana and Zimbabwe, it was announced that COVID-19 test results of three Zimbabwean players are “inconclusive.”
The Warriors arrived in Francistown shortly before midnight after delays at the Francistown border where the delegation was being screened and tested for COVID-19.
Warriors coach, Zdravic Loga Logarusic had already named the first XI and it is now unclear at this stage whether the unnamed footballers will play.
The Zimbabwe Warriors are finally on the pitch in Francistown, for the match that was initially scheduled to kick off at 6 pm, 30 minutes ago.
It is still unclear which three players have reportedly returned “inconclusive” Covid results.
As the drama unfolds, the match commissioner from Namibia has tested positive and will be replaced.
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