Zimbabwe: Scotland-Based Striker David Moyo Out of Warriors AFCON Qualifiers


SCOTLAND-BASED Zimbabwe international striker David Moyo has become the latest player to be ruled out of the Warriors’ upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next week after his club, Hamilton Academical confirmed he would not be allowed to fly to Southern Africa due to Covid-19 travel restriction.

The 26-year-old dreadlocked forward, who has three caps for his country, was initially named in the Warriors squad for the AFCON qualifiers away to Botswana on March 25 and a home clash with Zambia on March 29.

However, with both Zimbabwe and Botswana on the UK’s red list for travel, Moyo would be required to quarantine for 11 days upon his return to the UK and Hamilton Accies announced all parties have come to an agreement on the situation.

Had he travelled, Moyo would have missed vital games for his club which is second from bottom and is fighting relegation from the Scottish premiership.

“In mid February, the club received advance notification that David Moyo was likely to be selected, and therefore his international release was sought for Zimbabwe’s two African Cup of Nations Qualifiers in the March international dates,” the Scottish side said in a statement.

“David had been involved with the squad in their last matches in November.

“However, the Covid situation has evolved since then, particularly regarding severe travel restrictions within the UK, within Europe and worldwide generally.

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