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Warriors Want Azam Explanation On Prince Dube Fitness

30 August 2021

The Warriors technical team says while it doesn't want to pick up a fight with Prince Dube's Tanzanian club, Azam, it will seek an explanation from the club on why they refused to release him for international duty.

Dube featured and scored for Azam on Sunday in a pre-season friendly match against Kabwe Warriors of Zambia.


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He made a second-half appearance for the Tanzanian club and scored, moments after he was introduced, in the 1-0 win over the Zambians.

The forward was left out of the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia on account of injury.

Warriors’ team manager, Wellington Mpandare, on Sunday said they had wanted to include him in the squad for the two World Cup games. Said Mpandare:

Prince was left out of the Warriors squad because we called his club and they told us that he was injured and he was yet to recover.

So, we respected their word and went ahead to select our squad, based on that information.

We don’t know why they said he was still down, maybe, they didn’t want to rush him back into action.

Of course, we don’t want to pick a fight with anyone but we hear that they have played him in a pre-season game and he has actually scored.

What we are going to do now is to try and find out from the club what the exact position is with the player.

The Warriors host South Africa at the National Sports Stadium on Friday, before leaving for Ethiopia, where they face the Walya Antelopes, four days later.

More: The Herald

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