HARARE – The senior national football team, the Warriors finally left for Malawi on Saturday afternoon aboard a charted flight via Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.
The team hogged the limelight for their usual confusion which saw a series of Europe-based players withdrawing their services for the friendly tie for various reasons and a further icing on the cake being reports of the resignation by coach Zdravko Logarusic.
Reports which dominated the headlines were that of another proposed road trip for this much hyped international friendly tie with a number of esteemed personalities expressing their displeasure at the poor manner ZIFA were always handling football matters.
It would have been a second time for the Warriors to use a bus as a way of travelling to Malawi after their historic Afcon qualifier tie in 2016.
The previous trip saw then coach Kalisto Pasuwa grabbing the headlines for carrying a blanket as he entered a Munorurama bus.
Despite all the controversy, the Warriors will be looking to get another one over the Flames as Logarusic will also hope for a first win on his debut test since being appointed early this year.
Dennis Dauda, Tafadzwa Rusike, Evans Katema and Divine Lunga were last minute call ups with Phineas Bamusi, Ishmael Wadi, Qadir Amin and Stanley Ngala dropped due to lack of fitness.
The team will stay in a complex in Blantyre.
The match will be played on Sunday at 2:30 pm (CAT) and will be broadcast live on Mibawa TV.