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Undertaker could miss Nations Cup

Colleen Tafireyi

ZIMBABWE Warriors’ hit-man Benjani “The Undertaker” Mwaruwari is still out of action and could miss out on the African Nations Cup finals in Tunisia in three months’ tim


The former Jomo Cosmos goals-machine was in South Africa last week to meet his personal manager Jomo Sono, the boss at Cosmos, where he revealed that he was yet to return to action.

“I am yet to return to action. I feel bad about this, but there’s really nothing I can do about it,” the former Zimbabwe Jets hit-man told his manager.

Cosmos manager Everite Majola, speaking from the club’s Charlton Centre, told IndependentSport this week that Mwaruwari had expressed concern over the delay in his comeback.

“Benji was here. In fact you are very unlucky, had you called on Monday you would have spoken to him. He has been out of action but will be resuming light training,” said Majola on Wednesday. “He will be in action in less than a month. He had come to see how we are doing.”

Mwaruwari left Johannesburg for Zurich en routeto Paris on Monday night to rejoin his club AJ Auxerre where he is expected to resume training immediately. However, there is doubt over his availability for Tunisia since he will require about a month of light training before being declared fully fit.

The 25-year-old international striker sustained a serious groin injury during a Nations Cup qualifier against Seychelles in June. His long lay-off will certainly give national coach Sunday Marimo sleepless nights as this limits his striking options.

Star creative midfielder Johannes Ngodzo is still injured, thereby throwing Mhofu’s plans into disarray.

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