KAIZER Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande has been recalled to the national team and is part of the Warriors squad preparing for the crunch weekend tie against Tanzania.
The Warriors’ anchor man, did not make the trip to Tanzania after he withdrew saying he had developed a stomach problem.
Warriors coach Ian Gorowa did not hide his disappointment with the player.
“Katsande, we don’t know where he is. He was supposed to be here. We called him up but it’s something that we need to discuss as a technical team,” Gorowa said then.
“When I spoke to his manager at Kaizer Chiefs he assured me that Katsande would be available but he is not here. I think football has to go on.”
However, on Tuesday Katsande trained with the rest of the team at Gateway High School in Harare after they patched up their differences.
“We have settled everything with the coach. This is why I am training with the team right now,” said he player who had an outstanding season with his club Kaizer Chiefs and was voted the best player for the just-ended season.
“I am grateful to get this opportunity to play for my country again. I have always said I love my country and always want to play for the national team.
“It’s important for me because when I retire, I will sit down and look back to see my achievements with the national team. Now I am focused on the game against Tanzania on Sunday.”
Belgium based forward Ovidy Karuru and South Africa based Denver Mukamba were the new players who did not make the squad for the first leg and trained with the rest of the team.
Al Ahly Benghazi forward winger Edward Sadomba was however, not part of the squad but was still expected to arrive.
Team manager Sharriff Mussa said Sadomba had been delayed in Tunisia after playing in the Champions League for his club on Saturday but were still to get hold of his club to find out what is holding him up.
“We are still to get hold of his club to get his itinerary and we are now expecting him tomorrow (today). We are also still expecting Kuda Mahachi who is with his club Mamelodi Sundowns to join camp,” said Mussa.
Peter Rio Moyo sat out the morning training session and could be out of the clash but was set to be assessed further by the doctors late on Tuesday.Advertisement
The Warriors, need to score two clear goals on Sunday to overturn the deficit and advance to the next round of the qualifiers in which they will face either neighbours Mozambique or South Sudan.