Absentee Warriors heavies, Nakamba, Munetsi, Billiat fail to cheer up AFCON colleagues


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Absentee but inspirational Warriors stars Marvelous Nakamba, Marshall Munetsi and Khama Billiat have not publicly sent any messages to cheer up their colleagues who are set for a tough Africa Cup of Nations opener against Senegal in Cameroon this Monday afternoon.

Aston Villa star, Nakamba, who usually reveals his thoughts on Twitter about matches played in the colours of the English premiership side, is not part of the squad due to injury.

Similarly, France based midfield workhorse Munetsi, is out through injury.

Billiat, the Kaizer Chiefs Warriors regular whose services and experience was key to the country’s campaign, called time on his international football career recently.


While the three superstars could not avail themselves physically in Cameroon, their messages of encouragement could go a long way to toughen up the mood within the Warriors camp, set to face some of the game’s fiercest stars who include Sadio Mane of Liverpool.

The three remain an inspiration even to their colleagues who have tested the glamour of professional football in their different world bases.

However, while the three have chosen to keep their silence, Wigan Athletic defender and Warriors star Tendai Darikwa, former skipper Willard Katsande and former Dynamos prolific goal scorer Norman Maroto have not.

“All the best to you and the boys captain,” posted Darikwa on captain Knowledge Musona’s Twitter thread.


Katsande, who plies his trade for South Africa’s Sekhukhune United, also posted, “Goodluck to our beloved warriors…go get them”.

Maroto, famed for his goal scoring prowess in Dynamos colours not so long ago, said, “Wishing Captain @KMusonaofficial and the boys all the Best @CAF_Online tournament.”

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