Warriors In Travel Limbo To Madagascar For CAF Test

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KABWE Warriors are facing travel challenges finding flights to Madagascar for the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary match against CFFA as most of the airlines have suspended flights to the island nation due to coronavirus.

Warriors club president Hayden Dingwall said in an interview yesterday that it has been difficult to secure a flight to Madagascar because routine international air travel to the country remains banned until further notice while sea borders are closed.

The authorities have only given exceptions for cargo transport for deliverance of essential commodities.
Dingwall said the club has been to all the airlines and none of them is able to fly to the island, leaving them with no option but to seek guidance from Football Association of
Zambia (FAZ).
“We have already written to FAZ we are just waiting for their response otherwise it has been very difficult to find the flights,” he said “We are hoping CAF can intervene so that a solution can be found,”
Dingwall is confident that a solution will be found that will not distract the team.
“The suggestion we got from Madagascar was that we use the special flight from that side
but it meant that we leave on September 9 and only return on September 17 which is the
day of the return match here in Zambia, so even that one can’t work,” he said.

Dingwall said there could be a possibility of moving the match to a nearby country if the solution will not be found for Warriors to enter Madagascar.
Dingwall, however, said the team is focusing on preparing for the match against CFFA as the administration sorts out travel challenges.

He said everything is going on well and preparations for both the start of the new season and the Confederation Cup are in full gear.
The Magnificent people’s team will travel away to Madagascar in the first leg to be played on September 10 or 12 while the second leg takes place on September 17t or 19 in Zambia.

The winner of the tie will face the winners of the match between Mafunzo SC of Zanzibar and GD Interclub from Angola in the second round.

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