The Warriors technical team has confirmed that talisman Khama Billiat will not be available for the first encounter of next month’s back-to-back World Cup qualifiers (WCQs) against Ghana due to suspension.
Team manager Wellington Mpandare told H-Metro on Wednesday that Billiat has accumulated two yellow cards ruling him out of the first game against the Black Stars.
Mpandare revealed that they have already started working on ensuring that United Kingdom-based players are available for the matches.
He said efforts are underway to have players like Marvelous Nakamba, Tendayi Darikwa, Macauley Bonne, David Moyo, Brendan Galloway and Admiral Muskwe travel for the matches. Said Mpandare:
It’s sad that we are going to miss Khama but he will be available for another game.
Ghana is not red zoned, so we are trying to make preparations that they come.
So we are hoping that they will be able to make it this time around.
The England-based players were barred from travelling for Warriors matches this month by their clubs because UK government COVID-19 rules would have forced them to quarantine for 10 days on return to the British shores.
This mean that they were going to miss at least two matches for their clubs while undergoing the mandatory quarantine.