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US based Warriors star, Teenage Hadebe ‘returns’ to Highlanders

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United States based Warriors defender, Teenage Hadebe has rekindled his links with former club, Highlanders with whom he is training in order to keep fit ahead of the January-February 2022 AFCON tournament in Cameroon.

The lanky star is still recovering from an ankle injury he suffered three weeks ago while turning out America’s Major League Soccer (MLS) side Huston Dynamo.

MLS is currently off season.

Hadebe has just completed his debut season with the club following his switch from Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor in June this year.

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“It is good to be back home after a promising start in the MLS for my new club Houston Dynamo.

“It is always a challenge to join a new club, but I am happy that I managed to do well hence the two awards I got from the club,” he told the media.

Hadebe scooped the 2021 Defender Of The Year and Newcomer Of The year Awards.

He added, “However, I finished the season on a low note courtesy of an ankle injury I got just before the season ended.

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“As such, it is my hope that I will be able to fully recover from the injury before the AFCON tournament.”

The 26-year-old defender said, “I’m keeping fit at my former club Highlanders.”

The Warriors regular is almost sure to make the flight to Cameroon should FIFA elect not to ban Zimbabwe – as per the world football governing body’s statutes – in the wake of the suspension of the ZIFA board by the Sports and Recreation Commission over slew of accusations related to football administration.

At Highlanders, Hadebe has the double advantage of enjoying a training facility as well as being under the watchful eye of Bosso head coach Mandla Mpofu, who is also Warriors Assistant coach.

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