Mudehwe out of Uganda tie

RUBAVU - Warriors winger Marshal Mudehwe has been ruled out of today’s African Nations Championships (Chan) Group D clash against Uganda after suffering a groin injury.

The FC Platinum youngster was in outstanding form against Mali causing all sorts of problems for the West Africans albeit in a losing cause.

And with the Warriors out to salvage some lost pride by ending the disappointing campaign with at least a win following identical 1-0 defeats to Zambia and Mali in their opening two matches, Mudehwe will have to watch from the side-lines after he was ruled out.

“It’s sad, you can’t help but feel sorry for the boy (Mudehwe). He is one of the boys who did very well in our last game,” Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa said.

“He gave Malian defenders a torrid time in the last game despite struggling with the final pass at times and we had wanted him to correct those mistakes against Uganda.

“I think the boy has got a (bright) future, he’s very quick and the most important attribute is that he is comfortable taking on defenders which is good for the team and the nation.

“We hope others who will come in to replace him will deliver.”

Pasuwa added that defender Elisha Muroiwa, who was injured during the opening match against Zambia has not recovered in time for the final tie.

Muroiwa, who emerged as one of the key men for Pasuwa’s charges in the 1-0 defeat to neighbours Zambia in their opening tie, suffered a deep cut below his left eye after colliding with Zambian left back Stephen Kapamba in a tussle for a high ball.

“The doctors said Elisha is not fit to play along with Blessing (Moyo). This will afford the other guys who have not played, an opportunity to play in this last game,” he said.

Zimbabwe, who finished fourth at the Chan’s last edition two years ago in South Africa, found the going tough and remain rooted at the bottom of Group D without a goal or a point.

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