Hadebe, Galloway still to arrive in Ghana

Sport Zimbabwe


Tadious Manyepo

Warriors defenders Teenage Hadebe and Brendan Galloway are still to link up with the rest of the squad in Ghana.

Zimbabwe play the Black Stars in a 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Cape Coast Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is 6pm.

But, the duo is still to join the team which travelled in batches and met in Accra before they departed for Cape Coast this afternoon.

Hadebe is reported to have missed his flight and repeated attempts to board a Ghana-bound plane have not been fruitful for the Dynamo Houston central defender.

Galloway, on the other hand, is reportedly facing some logistical issues in England.

But General Manager Wellington Mpandare has expressed confidence the two will eventually travel for the key encounter.

“The team is now in Cape Coast, we are expecting Galloway and Hadebe (to arrive) tonight.

Otherwise the rest of the squad is here and we have scheduled our first training this afternoon,” said Mpandare.

The team will also train twice tomorrow in the morning and afternoon as they prepare for the crucial battle.

Meanwhile utility player Marshal Munetsi has expressed confidence the team will bag the maximum points on Saturday.

“If we are to qualify for the World Cup, well we will have to win these difficult games,” said Munetsi.

“We still have a chance of going all the way from this group and we need to carry a positive mind going into this match.”

Munetsi could be deployed at the heart of defence especially if Hadebe fails to pitch up.

Coach Norman Mapeza also gave some hint to that effect in an interview with ZTN Sport.

“I don’t know who will be ready but if it means playing Marshall (Munetsi) at central defence then we will do that,” said Mapeza.

Zimbabwe sit at the base of Group G standings with a single point in two games.

They trail leaders South Africa with three points and the pair of Ghana and Ethiopia by two points.