Winger Quincy Antipas has put a lid on his Warriors career ending a relationship that has never been smooth owing to injuries and failure to hold down a place in the team.
Antipas revealed that he had turned his back on the team because he felt there was no luck for him with injuries each time he attempted romance with the Warriors.
The hard-working former Caps United and Motor Action attacker was in Rahman Gumbos plans for the upcoming matches against Guinea, Mozambique and Burundi.
But the Denmark-based star turned the Warriors gaffer down after receiving a call-up.
I have had no luck in the national team, twice I got serious injuries and I think I havent done really well in the team so I thought it was best for me to quit and concentrate on club football, said Antipas. We have got so much younger talent coming through and I back the boys to do well in the upcoming games.
With the emergence of Khama Billiart and Ovidy Karuru who have hit a rich vein of form for the Warriors, Antipas found the going tough and had to do with a place on the bench.
But with such players as Tafadzwa Rusike suspended from national team participation and with three crucial matches for both the World Cup and African Cup of Nations coming in this month, the 28-year-old had come in as a firm favourite for a place in the team.
Antipas is currently based at SnderjyskE, a Danish Super League side who finished sixth last term.
He has made 57 appearances for the side bagging 13 goals since joining them in 2010.
The Zimbabwe senior national team will play Guinea on Sunday in a Group G World Cup qualifier before they travel to Mozambique on a similar mission then they round off their June assignments with a second leg collision with Burundi in Harare for Afcon 2013 trailing 2-1.