Marvelous Nakamba and Tendayi Darikwa are now set to miss the Warriors’ home game against the Black Stars, in their 2022 World Cup showdown, at the National Sports Stadium on Tuesday next week.
Zimbabwe and Ghana first clash at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Ghana on Saturday before they meet again on Tuesday in Harare.
According to new COVID-19 travel rules announced by the British Government, fully vaccinated players can now feature in countries, listed in the red zone, by the UK authorities, during this World Cup qualifying window.
A report by The Birmingham Mail last week said “players returning from red-list zones cannot mix with the general public, but only those within their squad bubble” for a period of 10 days.
Zimbabwe is one of the countries on the UK’s COVID-19 red list while Ghana is in the amber zone.
However, both Nakamba and Darikwa have received only the first COVID-19 vaccine doses which means they will not be able to travel to Harare for the match against Ghana next week.
As it stands, only Jordan Zemura, among the UK-based players, will fly home for the match against Ghana. He is so far the only one who is fully vaccinated.