The Government of Zimbabwe has engaged Mozambique to allow France-based footballers Tino Kadewere and Marshall Munetsi to use their chartered plane to travel for the Afcon qualifiers.
The Mozambique FA is chartering it’s players playing in France and ZIFA wants to capitalise on that.
The French football chiefs have indicated players can only be released on condition they are not using ‘public’ planes.
And after realising that Mozambique are chartering their players, ZIFA engaged them for traveling arrangements of the Warriors duo and were told to engage the government.
The Felton Kamambo-led association then wrote to the Sports and Recreation Commission who further notified the Sports Ministry, who engaged their Southern Africa counterparts.
ZIFA spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela confirmed the development at a press conference in Harare on Tuesday.
He said they are now keeping their fingers crossed and will wait to hear from the government on Mozambique’s response.
“We have engaged the Mozambican FA if our players can use their charter. They told us to engage their government and we have done so through the SRC who further wrote to the Ministry.
“The Ministry has since written to their Mozambican counterparts and we will wait to hear from them on the way forward.
“Even if they’re to miss the game against Botswana we will continue with our efforts so that they can make it for the Zambia game,” said Gwesela.
Meanwhile, 15 players have since joined camp with others expected Tuesday and Wednesday.
Zdravko Logarusic’s men are expected to depart for Botswana on Wednesday at 4pm. Nhau/Indaba