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Warriors to sign indemnity forms before camp

27/05/2017 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter

THE Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) will force Warriors to sign an indemnity form to curb players called for national duty from boycotting matches or threatening not to full-fill fixtures.

The move by Zifa came a day after a 25 member squad was announced and is expected to begin camp Monday in preparation for the 2019 AFCON qualifier against Liberia on June 11 at the giant National Sports Stadium.

Information gathered said the football mother body also barred the current coach Norman Mapeza from including players who allegedly led the boycott of the send-off dinner hosted by vice president Emmerson Mngangagwa to AFCON 2016.

The banned players are former captain Willard Katsande, Nyasha Mushekwi, Matthew Rusike and vice- captain Cuthbert Malajila.

Newly appointed Warriors team manager, Wellington Mupandare, said the team players are expected to get into camp on Monday and sign a contract with ZIFA on allowances and bonuses before they begin training on Tuesday.

He denied reports of players being banned.

“Players were selected based on current form and the way they play, looking at how they fit into the coach’s type of play.

“It was never communicated to me officially that there are players who should not be considered for national team selection,” said Muandare.

Information gathered by this publication said that the players are expected to comply with expected behaviour such as “acceptance of Zifa’s choice of mode of payment and amount of allowances; acceptance without conditions of camping location and facilities.”

Also on the form is acceptance of Zifa's exemption from “footing” medical bills should a player get injured during national duty.

“Should a player not agree with any of the terms on the form they are free to go back home,” the form says.


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