Zemura to boost Warriors’ attacking options

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England-based Zimbabwe international Jordan Zemura is expected to team up with the Warriors squad on Tuesday evening after missing the Warriors Africa Cup of Nations Group B opener against Senegal on Monday due to Covid-19 complications.

Zemura’s arrival in Cameroon was delayed after a number of players at his English Championship side Bournemouth tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

The highly rated utility player is finally on his way to Cameroon after testing negative to Covid-19, providing a boost for Warriors coach Norman Mapeza ahead of the match against Malawi on Friday.

“Zemura is expected to arrive in Cameroon Tuesday night. He is set to partner Kundai Benyu in midfield on Friday against Malawi,” Zifa said in a statement.

The player also expressed his delight at the prospect of linking up with his Warriors teammates at the Africa Cup of Nations.

“I can’t wait to join the boys, and represent my Zimbabwe. Two important games to get out the group everything is possible,” said Zemura on Twitter.

Zemura has made four appearances for the Warriors since making his debut against African champions Algeria in November 2020 and will be looking to use the Afcon finals as a springboard in his fledgling career.

The gifted player, who is comfortable at left-back or as a winger has been one of the rising stars in the English Championship since impressing on his league debut in August in the Championship’s curtain-raiser, with Scott Parker entrusting him with being his first-choice left-back.

Zemura’s biggest asset is his athleticism given the way he bounds up and down the flank and his presence will provide Warriors coach Norman Mapeza with more attacking options.

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