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Warriors face Kilimanjaro Stars


The Warriors will seek put aside a tumultuous three days on Saturday when they face Tanzania in a do-or-die Group A Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup.

The camp has been scuttled following a spate of negative developments in camp, chief among them the dismissal of two players for their involvement with commercial sex workers, injuries to key players and a diarrhoea outbreak.

Key personnel that have been affected by the disease include defender Daniel Vheremu, Rahman Kutsanzira and Cliff Sekete.

However, coach Norman Mapeza on Friday included the trio in his provisional line-up for the decisive match, with the hope that they would have recovered by the time the match kicks off at 1700hrs local time.

As this is not enough, the remaining two goalkeepers Ariel Sibanda and George Chigova are both complaining about ankle problems. This situation has given Mapeza some headaches, but he yesterday opted for a better-looking Chigova to be between the sticks on Saturday.

Also on the injury list is FC Platinum midfielder Charles Sibanda, who is struggling with a knee injury. A win for the Warriors will see them joining Group A surprise leaders Rwanda into the quarter-final draw while a loss will see Tanzania through.

Other group members Rwanda and Djibouti were expected to clash in a dead rubber contest on Friday.

Warriors probable line-up: G Chigova, E Mudzingwa, D Vheremu, T Kumbuyani, Q Amini, T Mamvura, R Kutsanzira, C Sekete, C Sibanda, J Ngodzo, F Fiyado

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