The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) intends to arrange two friendly matches for the Warriors before the belated 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks off in Cameroon on 9 January.
Warriors team manager, Wellington Mpandare, told The Herald that they have contacted Sudan and have proposed to have a friendly match on 2 January. Said Mpandare:
It will be good for the team to get the chance to gauge their strengths before the tournament.
For now, we are talking to Sudan and we are proposing a friendly match on January 2.
We would like to play at least two friendly matches in Yaoundé so we are still looking for another team to engage on January 4.
Otherwise, we can say our preparations are now in motion. The coach called in a 30-member provisional squad and they started trooping in today (yesterday).
Obviously, we will have to observe all the COVID-19 protocols, which means we begin by testing the players and officials on arrival. We will test again before we begin our full training on Sunday.
Sudan are among the 24 teams that qualified for the 2021 AFCON finals. Their last appearance at the AFCON tournament was in 2012.