WARRIORS striker Edward Sadomba was expected to arrive in the country last night ahead of the team’s decisive 2015 Africa Cup of Nations first round, second leg qualifier against Tanzania at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
There were genuine fears that the in-form Sudan-based striker would not make it for the match due to flight complications from his base which saw the player missing four days of training with the Warriors, but national team manager Shariff Mussa yesterday said the speed merchant would definitely be joining camp last night.
Speaking after the Warriors’ practice match against league champions Dynamos at the match venue, Mussa said: “I have been in touch with him since morning and I can assure you that he will join his teammates in camp tonight (last night). He is coming in through an evening flight and will be at training tomorrow (today).”
Sadomba was initially expected to jet in on Monday morning after featuring for his club Al Ahly Benghazi in the 3-2 win over Espérance in the Caf Champions League in Tunisia on Saturday, but he had flight problems. However, it looks like the problem has been sorted out and Sadomba, who is topping the scoring charts in the Caf Champions League with five goals, will lead the Warriors attack on Sunday.
In the preparatory match against Dynamos, the Warriors went down 1-3, a scoreline which will obviously damage their morale ahead of the Sunday match. Danny Phiri scored for the Warriors while Dynamos got their goals from Ocean Mushure, Tichaona Mabvura and Thomas Magorimbo.
Striker Tendai Ndoro limped off the pitch early in the match with a suspected hamstring problem while captain Patson Jaure was another injury worry for the Warriors when he was carried off the pitch and had bandages strapped on his head after a heavy collision with Rodreck Mutuma in a tussle for possession.
Mussa said the injuries were nothing to worry about.
“We pulled both of them as a precautionary measure. Ndoro said he felt a strain on his hamstring and Jaure had a knock on his head, but the medical team told me that it’s not something serious. They should be fine for training tomorrow (today).”
Afcon 2015 qualifying fixtures:
Comoros v Kenya, South Sudan v Mozambique
Rwanda v Libya,
Uganda v Madagascar,
Guinea Bissau v Central Africa Republic,
Sierra Leone v Swaziland
Lesotho v Liberia,
Botswana v Burundi ,
Zimbabwe v Tanzania,
Congo v Namibia,
Benin v Sao Tomé,
Chad v Malawi,
Equatorial Guinea v Mauritania