Warriors coach Zdravko ‘Loga’ Logarušić said he has blocked the European-based stars on WhatsApp who ignored his international call-ups before qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Logarusic said since Zimbabwe secured a place at the 2021 AFCON finals, some of the players based abroad have been trying to reach out to him through the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA).
The 59-year-old Croat asserted that he will not allow players to choose the games they want to play in. Said Loga:
The first time when I called up (international) players they ignored us, now it’s a different story (since qualifying for Afcon) but now my number is blocked.
We will see how things go but we can’t afford someone to play a game and choose when he wants to play next or simply ignore us (Zifa).
I could not allow this, I must respect the country that gave me a job and nobody can play with this country and choose games.
When I called those players in Europe, most of them ignored me, not each time they are calling and they can’t reach me — but they are giving information (to Zifa) saying they can’t reach the coach.
Loga went on to reveal that several players in the top two tiers of English football have reached out about the possibility of representing Zimbabwe.