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Warriors forward Mahachi recovers, resumes training

06/10/2016 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
Kudakwashe Mahachi

ZIMBABWE International Kuda Mahachi has recovered from a broken arm and is expected to start training with his South African club next week after the international break.

The development was confirmed Thursday by Warriors’ team doctor Nick Munyonga.

“Kuda is recovering very well. He has been going to the gym sessions and working with a physiotherapist. But I have been in touch with the team’s doctor and he will start training next week on October 16,” said Munyonga.

The Warriors star broke his right arm after landing awkwardly at training in a tussle for the ball with Maritzburg defender Blessing Moyo ahead of the trip to Guinea on August 31.

Mahachi subsequently missed the trip to Conakry which the Warriors went on to lose 1-0. But the match was already a dead rubber as Kalisto Pasuwa’s men had sealed qualification for the 2017 African Cup of Nations finals after defeating the Flames of Malawi 3-0 in Harare.

The Zimbabwean international was operated on two days later on his right arm in Durban, South Africa.

His recovery comes at a time the Warriors are expected to start preparations for the African Cup of Nations finals in Gabon in January.

ZIFA have officially written to Zambia, Egypt and Ivory Coast proposing international football friendly matches during the last Fifa international window of the year in November.

Next month’s international window is the last one before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to be staged in Gabon between January and February next year.

The soccer controlling body failed to organise a match for the Warriors in this weekend’s international window.

This weekend is set aside for the Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifiers but the Warriors, who were kicked out of the qualifiers for failure to pay former coach, Brazilian Valinhos his dues, will be inactive.

The Warriors’ proposed opponents will also be tied to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers next month, with Egypt hosting Ghana, while Ivory Coast will be travelling to Morocco.

Zambia will be on the road to Cameroon something that could complicate the issue. This is likely to see the Warriors engage football minnows, who are not involved in the qualifiers, or Togo, who have also qualified for the Gabon tournament.


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