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Zifa hoping to beat CAF player registration for Afcon 2019 on Macauley Bonne passport


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Zifa is hoping that Zimbabwe's government will waive passport requirements for Leyton Orient's hitmen Macauley Bonne in order for him to be eligible to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2019 as part of the national soccer team.

The England born and based 23 year old Bonne scored 23 goals in 46 matches for Orient, and Zimbabwe Senior Men's Warriors coach, Sunday Chidzambwa said the striker is worth taking to the Africa Cup of Nations Afcon, meaning he will likely include Bonne in his final 23 Men Squad for the tournament to be played in Egypt (starting on June 21 and ending on 19 July).

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is hoping to beat the  Confederation of African Football's player registration deadline for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019

Wellington Mpandare who is the Zimbabwe's Warriors manager, spoke to the media on Bonne's issue:

McCauley Bonne’s case is different in that he is a Zimbabwean by descent and we are engaging the Government, through the Ministry of Sport, who will then talk to the highest office for the much-needed help.

We hope that the Government will waive the requirements as has happened before.

The likes of former national team goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, golfer Nick Price and others represented this country.

We have been pushing for the waiver (or special dispensation) so that Bonne can get the papers which will enable him to play a part in Egypt.

If he gets the passport on time, obviously, he is in as we are pushing to beat the CAF registration deadline.
We are actually on course as we have already received some of the paperwork so we are just waiting for the next procedure. Source: Pindula

Zimbabwe Warriors are drawn in Group B of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019, along with hosts Egypt, and two other countries, DRC, and Uganda.


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