Billiat recovering from ankle complaint
Ajax Cape Town striker Khama Billiat is recovering from an ankle injury and could yet be available for Zimbabwe’s World Cup match this weekend.
Billiat had initially been expected to miss the Group G qualifier against Guinea in Harare on Sunday but trained on Tuesday and might be available to play in the match, according to the team doctor Nicky Munyonga.
“There is a marked improvement in his response to the treatment and we allowed him to train. He said he was feeling okay and as long as he manages to keep training with minimal pain, we are still hopeful,” the doctor told reporters in Harare.
Billiat is one of seven key players from South African clubs that Zimbabwe are relying on to get their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a successful start.
The others from the PSL in Rahman Gumbo’s squad are Tapuwa Kapini and Carrington Nyadombo (AmaZulu), Terrence Mandaza (Platinum Stars), Tinashe Nengomasha and Willard Katsande (Kaizer Chiefs) and winger Oscar Machapa (Moroka Swallows).
Esrom Nyandoro is a late call-up and was the last to arrive after playing as a late substitute in Saturday’s Nedbank Cup final for Mamelodi Sundowns against SuperSport United. He had first session on Tuesday.