THE Warriors have been saved the nightmare of travelling a gruelling 600km journey by road for the international friendly match against Malawi after ZIFA finally bowed to pressure and arranged a charter flight.
The 18-member squad was originally scheduled to travel to Blantyre by road on Friday morning but there was a huge outcry from the football stakeholders over the plans.
The Warriors are now set to leave for Malawi on Saturday morning.
The road trip usually takes about eight to 10 hours. Stakeholders, including the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe, felt, the arrangement was unfair on the players.
This would have provided a throwback to the Warriors’ infamous tour to Malawi, for their 2017 AFCON qualifier, when Callisto Pasuwa was the head coach.
The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) also insisted ZIFA, who recently received COVID-19 bailout from CAF and FIFA, should work on an alternative using the resources at their disposal.