United States-based Warriors defender, Teenage Hadebe, Wednesday managed to board his flight to Ghana for Zimbabwe’s Group G World Cup qualifier against the Black Stars at the weekend.
Hadebe and England-based Brendan Galloway were the only players on the travelling squad who had not arrived in Ghana yesterday after they had both missed flights from their respective bases.
The two, according to national teams general manager Wellington Mpandare missed their scheduled flights on Tuesday because of problems with their travelling documents.
However, Hadebe, with the help of officials from his club Houston Dynamo, managed to board in the evening and is scheduled to arrive in the Ghanaian capital this afternoon.
The Houston Dynamo defender was thrice denied permission to board Ghana-bound planes on Tuesday, leaving Mapeza and his technical team worried over his unavailability.
Meanwhile, Galloway, who is looking to get his first international cap, was denied permission to board a plane because of visa issues. Mpandare told NewsDay on Wednesday:
For Galloway, it was just a misunderstanding with the person who was checking him in but that should be sorted out tonight.
The person demanded a visa yet it is issued on arrival for all the commonwealth countries. We are hopeful that he will make it. We are hoping that Galloway will arrive tonight.
Zimbabwe is currently at the bottom of Group G with one point from their opening two matches of the qualifiers following their goalless home draw against South Africa and a 1-0 defeat away to Ethiopia.
After the Saturday clash, Zimbabwe and Ghana will clash again in the reverse fixture on Tuesday at the National Sports Stadium.