Warriors goalkeeper Martin Mapisa finally got to see his mother’s grave when he came to Zimbabwe for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia.
Mapisa’s mother succumbed to cancer in April last year, but travel restrictions meant that the Spanish-based goalkeeper could not attend the funeral.
Even though he was named in the provisional squad that was supposed to play Algeria in November last year, Mapisa could not come home because of complications related to air travel at the time. He posted on social media:
Finally managed to pay my respect for my departed mom. I dedicate everything I do and win to you, mama. Gone, but not forgotten. Love you always.
Mapisa (22), plays for the Spanish Segunda B side, Zamora and he became the first goalkeeper from Zimbabwe to be signed by a Spanish club in 2018.