HIGHLANDERS and Warriors midfielders Peter “Rio” Moyo, Milton Ncube and Kuda Mahachi were involved in a freak traffic accident in Kadoma on their way to Harare to join the national team camp yesterday afternoon ahead of an international friendly against Malawi in Blantyre on Wednesday.
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The three were travelling in Ncube’s Toyota Vitz vehicle when he lost control and it veered off the road just after the Kadoma Hotel and Conference Centre.
Speaking to Southern Eye Sports soon after the accident yesterday, Mahachi said they did not sustain any serious injuries, but went for a check-up at Kadoma General Hospital.
“We had an accident just after Kadoma. Milton was driving and his car veered off the road. He tried to steer it back onto the road, but failed, driving it into the veld where it stopped. I hit my head on something and it’s painful at the moment,” Mahachi, who sounded shaken in a telephone interview, said.
Moyo complained of neck pain.
“I feel pain in my neck. We left Milton with the police because Mahachi was bleeding from a small cut in the head,” Moyo said.
Mashonaland West provincial police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara confirmed the accident, but said he was still waiting for full details.
The three played for Bosso in the CG Msipa Scholarship Charity match they lost to Chapungu at Ascot Stadium in Gweru on Saturday.
Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela confirmed that he had heard about the accident and they were running around to map out ways of attending to the players.
Warriors’ manager Sharif Mussa was said to be out of the country while assistant coach Mkhuphali Masuku, who was also travelling to Harare, said he would drop off in Kadoma to check on the players.
“I heard about the accident and have spoken to the players. Milton’s mobile phone is ringing continuously, but the other two said they are in a stable condition.
“I am in Kwekwe now, but will drop off in Kadoma to check on the three,” Masuku said.