Qatar 2022 qualifiers: Zimbabwe danger man Darikwa withdraws from the squad


The Warriors of Zimbabwe right back Tendayi Darikwa has withdrawn from their 24 man squad ahead of Tuesday’s clash against the Black Stars of Ghana due to family emergency issues.

The Wigan Athletic captain took part in yesterday’s 1-3 defeat to Ghana but he has traveled to the UK after the game, to attend to an urgent family issue.

“He will not travel to Harare for Tuesday’s return match at the National Sports Stadium and has been replaced by Zambia-based Nkana FC star Takudzwa Chimwemwe”. The Warriors team manager Wellington Mpadare confirmed to

“The other UK-based players, Marvellous Nakamba, Jordan Zemura, and Brendan Galloway have been cleared to travel to Harare, as the British government removed Zimbabwe from the Covid-19 ‘Red List”. He added.

According to Mpadare the Zimbabwean Nation team will arrive in their country later today with an Ethiopian airlines.

The Warriors of Zimbabwe will host the Black Stars of Ghana for the return leg in Harare on Tuesday, 12th October 2021.

Below are the Warriors 24 man squad to face the Black Stars of Ghana on Tuesday:

Goalkeepers: Martin Mapisa (Zamora CF) Talbert Shumba (Free State Stars) Washington Arubi (Marumo Gallants)

Defenders: Alec Mudimu (Torpedo Kutaisi), Brendan Galloway (Pymouth Aygle ) Bruce Kangwa (Azam FC), Jordan Zemura (AFC Bournemouth), Onismor Bhasera (SuperSport United), Rahman
Kutsanzira (FC Platinum), Teenage Hadebe (Houston Dynamo) ,Takudzwa Chimwemwe (Nkana FC)

Midfielders: Blessing Sarupinda (Sekhukhune), Farai Madhanaga (Marumo Gallants), Kelvin
Madzongwe (FC Platinum), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), Kuda Mahachi (SuperSport),Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims) Never Tigere (Azam) Marvellous Nakamba, (Aston Villa), Perfect Chikwende (Simba FC) Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco).

Strikers: Knowledge Musona (Al Tai), Knox Mutizwa (Golden Arrows), Terrence Dzvukamanja (Orlando Pirates).



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