Wellington Mpandare

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Wellington Mpandare said : “So, we have requested him to train with Highlanders so that he keeps fit since he is off-season. Remember their league starts after the AFCON tournament,” External link

herald Friday, November 26, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “As you know, our league has just started after a one-year absence,” External link

herald Friday, November 26, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Brendan Galloway ) : "It's down to business and everyone is geared up. Our advance team went to South Africa on Friday to prepare for the team's arrival as well as secure training facilities. The team will have its first training session tomorrow morning. Brendan Galloway, who was involved in the FA Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, will arrive at 10am and will join the afternoon session," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “Remember, we have two games this week. So, on Friday, around 1:30pm, we should be arriving back home to start preparing for the game against Ethiopia,” External link

herald Tuesday, November 9, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare complained : "It's so sad that we still have such things happening in our football," "The team has lost quite a lot in terms of preparation time because we could not train this morning as we had planned because the pitch we got was very bad. It was uneven and very hard so we couldn't risk the players getting injuries. It was unsuitable for use by professional footballers" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 8, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare complained : “It’s so sad that we still have such things happening in our football,” “The team has lost quite a lot in terms of preparation time because we could not train this morning as we had planned because the pitch we got was very bad. It was uneven and very hard so we couldn’t risk the players getting injuries. It was unsuitable for use by professional footballers” External link

newsday Friday, October 8, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : "Teenage tried three times to board the plane but failed," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Brendan Galloway ) : "For Galloway it was just a misunderstanding with the person who was checking him in but that should be sorted out tonight," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We have received massive support from our embassy here led by ambassador Chinoza Kufa, who has been picking our players from the airport as they arrived in batches. Some players arrived at around 3am, and the ambassador waited for them and only left when everything was sorted," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “This has not been an easy trip,” External link

herald Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : "Teenage tried three times to board the plane but failed," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Brendan Galloway ) : "For Galloway it was just a misunderstanding with the person who was checking him in but that should be sorted out tonight," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We have received massive support from our embassy here led by ambassador Chinoza Kufa, who has been picking our players from the airport as they arrived in batches. Some players arrived at around 3am, and the ambassador waited for them and only left when everything was sorted," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “Teenage tried three times to board the plane but failed,” External link

newsday Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Brendan Galloway ) : “For Galloway it was just a misunderstanding with the person who was checking him in but that should be sorted out tonight,” External link

newsday Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We have received massive support from our embassy here led by ambassador Chinoza Kufa, who has been picking our players from the airport as they arrived in batches. Some players arrived at around 3am, and the ambassador waited for them and only left when everything was sorted,” External link

newsday Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare added : “Knowledge (Musona) is arriving in Ghana today. The rest will arrive tomorrow while Teanage will be the last to arrive, on the 6th,” External link

zimeye Monday, October 4, 2021 6:15:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “This is a welcome development because that’s exactly what we have been clamouring for,” External link

herald Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Khama is suspended, but we have more time in Ghana preparing for the two games so he has to be there although he won't be part of the team that will play the first game," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare added ( about Bay South ) : “The coach has said he wants to give an opportunity to players who have not featured for him in the team, so teams like Senegal will give the players a good test. He wants to see players who can play against the likes of Ghana and South Africa in the qualifiers, so it’s a chance for the fringe players to force their way into the main squad,” “My worry is that Senegal will send a weak team, but I know that the other group members Namibia and Mozambique will certainly have their strongest sides, which will be good for our preparations for the World Cup qualifiers” External link

newsday Friday, June 18, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We wrote a letter to Kaizer Chiefs, enquiring about Billiat's injury," External link

allafrica Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "What happened last time was beyond our control. Clubs were not obliged to release players because of the coronavirus red zones alert," External link

allafrica Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Terrence Dzvukamanja ) : “We are still waiting on Kaizer Chiefs to give us his (Billiat) medical report. It looks like they are seeking a second opinion. Their doctor had promised to come back to tell us the extent of Billiat’s injury but he has not. All we know is he was kicked twice on the same position as in January. Terrence (Dzvukamanja) also has a problem; he is carrying an ankle injury and he is waiting for a physician to give him an update,” External link

newsday Monday, May 3, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Terrence Dzvukamanja ) : “The coach was supposed to come on Saturday so that we can hold a press conference but we have said he can come back on May 11. I will release the provisional squad this week. I have to make one or two consultations. One of the things that have delayed us in announcing the squad is the injury updates on Khama and Dzvukamanja. We want to announce when we are certain of their conditions. We don’t want a situation where we announce a team today and the next day we are making changes. We want to make sure that those that are fit are available,” External link

newsday Monday, May 3, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We have one or two players that are part of the team already and obviously when the local game starts, the coaches will be monitoring players that will be playing locally for consideration. It is unfortunate that they have not been playing. We hope some players will be considered,” External link

newsday Friday, April 30, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Firstly, the Warriors didn’t take any stretch of the route by road save from the Harare hotel we were to the Robert Mugabe International Airport and from Francistown International Airport to the hotel,” External link

herald Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Officially, they (the French authorities) have not communicated to us. We have seen the statement but, all along, we have been talking behind the scenes, as of Wednesday, we were still talking," "It's unfortunate but this is why the technical team came up with a 42 member squad to address these challenges" External link

allafrica Saturday, March 20, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "At the same time, we are having problems with injuries," External link

allafrica Saturday, March 20, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “The match is in Francistown, so the hosts have worked on the logistics to get us there once we arrive in Gaborone from South Africa, it is sorted,” External link

herald Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “It’s a massive blow for the team and the nation, Billiat won’t be in the team due to injury,” External link

herald Friday, March 12, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Yes Kadewere's club have written to us notifying us that the player is no longer available due to the new Covid-19 quarantine measures in France," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Marshall Munetsi ) : "As you already know Marvellous Nakamba and Tino Kadewere are out. Marshall Munetsi is also a huge doubt," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 9, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Marshall Munetsi ) : “As you already know Marvellous Nakamba and Tino Kadewere are out. Marshall Munetsi is also a huge doubt,” External link

herald Monday, March 8, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “Marvelous is a professional, a guy of few words who chooses to let his performance do the talking and we have no doubt the coaches are taking note of his progression,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 1, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “The locally-based players will report for camp on March 12 after going through the mandatory Covid-19 tests while the rest will join in on the 21st and 22nd,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "I have known so many football supporters in Zimbabwe but Aunt Judy was cut from a special cloth," External link

allafrica Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "The squad will be announced on Tuesday (tomorrow)," External link

allafrica Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Obviously, that is also another source of concern. We are not sure whether those in the United States will be able to travel since they failed the last time out," External link

allafrica Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Obviously, that is also another source of concern. We are not sure whether those in the United States will be able to travel since they failed the last time out," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 22, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "The squad will be announced on Tuesday (tomorrow)," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 22, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Obviously, that is also another source of concern. We are not sure whether those in the United States will be able to travel since they failed the last time out," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 22, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "The squad will be announced on Tuesday (tomorrow)," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 22, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare added : “The squad will resume camp in strict adherence to Covid-19 lockdown guidelines as prescribed by the World Health Organisation and the Zimbabwean government,” “The pandemic is real and as such everybody should do their part to protect themselves and each other and it is our fervent hope God will smile on us as we seek to make it to Cameroon next year” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “We travelled well but it was a bit hectic at the airport where we spent almost three hours. They had to do rapid tests again and we had to wait for the results and after that we went to our hotel, which is right in town, it’s not bad,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, January 15, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “Everything is alright, everyone tested negative. I have never seen every member of the delegation so excited, this really means a lot to them,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare added : “It’s unfortunate that after braving triple rounds of Covid-19 tests, Tawanda has had to stay behind because of passport issues,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Denver Mukamba ) : “We have a clean bill of health. The players who complained of knocks have since recovered. The likes of (Leeroy) Mavhunga, (Muduwa) Peter, Mukamba (Denver) and Nadolo (King) picked up knocks last year and the doctors were closely monitoring the situation,” External link

herald Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “Covid-19 tests for the members who tested positive for the virus the last time out will be carried out today (yesterday) with results expected in the evening or tomorrow (today),” External link

herald Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "The plan on the ground is that the squad will come out of quarantine on Friday (tomorrow) and everyone will get tested with those returning positive results to be replaced," External link

allafrica Friday, January 8, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “The plan on the ground is that the squad will come out of quarantine on Friday (tomorrow) and everyone will get tested with those returning positive results to be replaced,” External link

herald Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “So we may revert to Plan A, which was to camp here, play a few more practice matches with the local clubs and then fly directly to Cameroon,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We have been in camp with the national team while at the same time we have been negotiating for friendlies with different countries,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "The coaches are going to sit down during the break and come up with the travelling squad, which means we resume camp on December 27, there will be 23 players," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “I would advise him to follow his heart. If he is happy, then why move? It’s unlike the situation he found himself in when he left Belgium. That time he really wanted to move and he made it clear,” External link

herald Monday, December 14, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Reiss Nelson ) : “Right now Zimbabwe is talked about in the English Premier League and elsewhere because of Nakamba. Imagine, if we can have another player, for example if Reiss Nelson agrees to play for the Warriors, there will be two Zimbabweans in the English Premier League and the end result is that it could open doors for more of our players abroad,” External link

herald Monday, December 14, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “There are still plans, and we still need to seek permission from the SRC. ,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “During that period, there are no flights at all so it’s something that we and the board are looking at,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “I have to make follow-ups every day on the things that we want like kits and ensure everything is in place before the players arrive so I do not see us having problems with the Algeria game,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We will now continue to engage and see the travel options that are available to Algeria,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "It's very clear that Khama is being targeted and there is nothing, really, at the moment that he can do right because a negative angle has to be sought and highlighted all the time," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "I believe he deserves to be supported by our Zimbabwean media because he is a key member of the Warriors and has demonstrated, now and again, that he can deliver for his country," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We have received messages that his employers are very unhappy with the situation and it’s something that you don’t want to see because relations between an employer and an employee should always be good,” External link

herald Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Bonne's ticket has already been sent, he has a game today (yesterday) and after that, he will fly to Harare," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Tino (Kadewere) is injured and won't be available for weeks. According to the player's agent, Le Havre will send us details after the complementary exams (MRI scan) next week (this week)," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “I can confirm that Tino has been ruled out of the Afcon qualifiers set for next week due to the hamstring injury he sustained last night. Kadewere was part of the 24-member squad for the two Afcon 2021 Group H qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia slated for next week, so the technical team has to replace him,” External link

zbc Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “It has been frustrating for me as the manager, knowing the coaches wanted the players but not able to help in availing the players because of the passport issues,” External link

zimeye Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "As far as I'm concerned I was not notified about the retirement of that jersey. I was not aware of it. Also, from my knowledge, retiring a jersey is not an easy thing. For example, for Afcon and World Cup tournaments you need to register players from number 1 to 23 and you can't skip any number. Maybe it would need us as a country to engage Fifa and Caf on that. At club level it is very much possible. You can retire certain numbers in honour of players. It is not an easy process. The rules apply to everyone," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, August 9, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "As far as I'm concerned I was not notified about the retirement of that jersey. I was not aware of it. Also, from my knowledge, retiring a jersey is not an easy thing. For example, for Afcon and World Cup tournaments you need to register players from number 1 to 23 and you can't skip any number. Maybe it would need us as a country to engage Fifa and Caf on that. At club level it is very much possible. You can retire certain numbers in honour of players. It is not an easy process. The rules apply to everyone," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 9, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We watched that game, they play as a team the Ugandans, they have some physical players and they are not afraid to shoot at goal when they get opportunities," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We appreciate what the President (Mnangagwa) and the people of Zimbabwe are doing. The boys have promised to do their best and they want to do it for the President and for all the Zimbabweans. Like what the President said, we are Zimbabweans, he is Zimbabwean and you are Zimbabwean. They don’t have to look for a reason to support us and we also don’t have to look for reasons to represent Zimbabwe,” External link

zimeye Friday, June 14, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We appreciate what the President (Mnangagwa) and the people of Zimbabwe are doing. The boys have promised to do their best and they want to do it for the President and for all the Zimbabweans. Like what the President said, we are Zimbabweans, he is Zimbabwean and you are Zimbabwean. They don’t have to look for a reason to support us and we also don’t have to look for reasons to represent Zimbabwe,” External link

herald Friday, June 14, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “These players can deliver as long as they are happy, they can beat any team on any day. So all we need is to make sure that they are focused on playing football,” External link

herald Monday, June 10, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We are going to play two matches at the Cosafa tournament and then 18 players will leave for Nigeria for the friendly match on June 8, while the rest remains in South Africa. Five players will then be picked to follow the 18 players in Nigeria to make a 23-member squad,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Costa Nhamoinesu ) : "From what I gather, Costa was misled by some people into believing that he is not part of the coach's plans for the Afcon. There has been people posting a purported Warriors squad on social media and that has created confusion. People are using that list to mislead players. It appears Costa was frustrated by that. So, I have been trying to talk to him. I have sent him some messages and I'm waiting for his response," "Under normal circumstances, he should have spoken to Zifa or members of the technical team before making the announcement public, so I'm also checking the authenticity of the Twitter post" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Costa Nhamoinesu ) : “From what I gather, Costa was misled by some people into believing that he is not part of the coach’s plans for the Afcon. There has been people posting a purported Warriors squad on social media and that has created confusion. People are using that list to mislead players. It appears Costa was frustrated by that. So, I have been trying to talk to him. I have sent him some messages and I’m waiting for his response,” “Under normal circumstances, he should have spoken to Zifa or members of the technical team before making the announcement public, so I’m also checking the authenticity of the Twitter post” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “But, like I said, the most important thing is most of our players were involved and they are injury-free,” External link

herald Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We are still waiting for Zifa to advise us whether there is going to be two separate teams or it's going to be one team. But it looks like we may end up having two separate teams because we are likely going to reach the Cosafa final and not be able to fulfil the Nigeria fixture. Even if we were going to be eliminated in the quarter-finals, I don't think there is enough time for the team to recover from the Cosafa tie," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare added : “Uganda is a team that is a bit unknown to us, it will be exciting playing against them, so basically it’s going to be tough, but knowing that two teams will qualify from the group and four best third-placed teams will also go through gives us a high chance of progressing and making a bit of history. This time around we want to go beyond the group stages and make history; this is the message from the coach, players and even the Zifa board” External link

zimeye Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "You know the team has been in camp for the last three months and the focus was on ensuring that we do very well in the league championship this year," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 5, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “Yes, we were locked out of the stadium because of some standoff between Zifa and the department of public works in the Ministry of Local Government,” “It’s really a sad episode because we have lost a day of training. It’s like we are now home away from home yet in Congo we had four days at the match venue” External link

zimeye Friday, March 22, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “In fact, it’s not like he cannot play with his current condition but it’s all about managing him to avoid aggravating the injury. So the fact that he didn’t play this weekend could actually turn out to be a blessing in disguise for us as well because he needed the rest. We will see how it will unfold,” External link

herald Monday, March 18, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "I have constantly been in touch with him since he alerted me of what happened at the weekend and I can tell you that it has been a terrible few days for him and his family because you don't want to be targeted by such cyber criminals," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We have to hope for the best and, crucially, to provide help and comfort to Khama because he needs those who are close to him to be on his side right now," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “I have constantly been in touch with him since he alerted me of what happened at the weekend and I can tell you that it has been a terrible few days for him and his family because you don’t want to be targeted by such cyber criminals,” External link

herald Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Reinhard Fabisch ) : “I can confirm that Jonah Fabisch’s papers are in order and he is ready if the Warriors technical team thinks that he can play a role in the team. But we have had problems with people who claim that they are the ones who are bringing these stars here,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Reinhard Fabisch ) : “I can confirm that Jonah Fabisch’s papers are in order and he is ready if the Warriors technical team thinks that he can play a role in the team. But we have had problems with people who claim that they are the ones who are bringing these stars here,” External link

herald Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT



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Wellington Mpandare

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Wellington Mpandare said : “So, we have requested him to train with Highlanders so that he keeps fit since he is off-season. Remember their league starts after the AFCON tournament,” External link

herald Friday, November 26, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “As you know, our league has just started after a one-year absence,” External link

herald Friday, November 26, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Brendan Galloway ) : "It's down to business and everyone is geared up. Our advance team went to South Africa on Friday to prepare for the team's arrival as well as secure training facilities. The team will have its first training session tomorrow morning. Brendan Galloway, who was involved in the FA Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, will arrive at 10am and will join the afternoon session," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “Remember, we have two games this week. So, on Friday, around 1:30pm, we should be arriving back home to start preparing for the game against Ethiopia,” External link

herald Tuesday, November 9, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare complained : "It's so sad that we still have such things happening in our football," "The team has lost quite a lot in terms of preparation time because we could not train this morning as we had planned because the pitch we got was very bad. It was uneven and very hard so we couldn't risk the players getting injuries. It was unsuitable for use by professional footballers" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 8, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare complained : “It’s so sad that we still have such things happening in our football,” “The team has lost quite a lot in terms of preparation time because we could not train this morning as we had planned because the pitch we got was very bad. It was uneven and very hard so we couldn’t risk the players getting injuries. It was unsuitable for use by professional footballers” External link

newsday Friday, October 8, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : "Teenage tried three times to board the plane but failed," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Brendan Galloway ) : "For Galloway it was just a misunderstanding with the person who was checking him in but that should be sorted out tonight," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We have received massive support from our embassy here led by ambassador Chinoza Kufa, who has been picking our players from the airport as they arrived in batches. Some players arrived at around 3am, and the ambassador waited for them and only left when everything was sorted," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “This has not been an easy trip,” External link

herald Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : "Teenage tried three times to board the plane but failed," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Brendan Galloway ) : "For Galloway it was just a misunderstanding with the person who was checking him in but that should be sorted out tonight," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We have received massive support from our embassy here led by ambassador Chinoza Kufa, who has been picking our players from the airport as they arrived in batches. Some players arrived at around 3am, and the ambassador waited for them and only left when everything was sorted," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “Teenage tried three times to board the plane but failed,” External link

newsday Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Brendan Galloway ) : “For Galloway it was just a misunderstanding with the person who was checking him in but that should be sorted out tonight,” External link

newsday Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We have received massive support from our embassy here led by ambassador Chinoza Kufa, who has been picking our players from the airport as they arrived in batches. Some players arrived at around 3am, and the ambassador waited for them and only left when everything was sorted,” External link

newsday Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare added : “Knowledge (Musona) is arriving in Ghana today. The rest will arrive tomorrow while Teanage will be the last to arrive, on the 6th,” External link

zimeye Monday, October 4, 2021 6:15:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “This is a welcome development because that’s exactly what we have been clamouring for,” External link

herald Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Khama is suspended, but we have more time in Ghana preparing for the two games so he has to be there although he won't be part of the team that will play the first game," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare added ( about Bay South ) : “The coach has said he wants to give an opportunity to players who have not featured for him in the team, so teams like Senegal will give the players a good test. He wants to see players who can play against the likes of Ghana and South Africa in the qualifiers, so it’s a chance for the fringe players to force their way into the main squad,” “My worry is that Senegal will send a weak team, but I know that the other group members Namibia and Mozambique will certainly have their strongest sides, which will be good for our preparations for the World Cup qualifiers” External link

newsday Friday, June 18, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We wrote a letter to Kaizer Chiefs, enquiring about Billiat's injury," External link

allafrica Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "What happened last time was beyond our control. Clubs were not obliged to release players because of the coronavirus red zones alert," External link

allafrica Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Terrence Dzvukamanja ) : “We are still waiting on Kaizer Chiefs to give us his (Billiat) medical report. It looks like they are seeking a second opinion. Their doctor had promised to come back to tell us the extent of Billiat’s injury but he has not. All we know is he was kicked twice on the same position as in January. Terrence (Dzvukamanja) also has a problem; he is carrying an ankle injury and he is waiting for a physician to give him an update,” External link

newsday Monday, May 3, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Terrence Dzvukamanja ) : “The coach was supposed to come on Saturday so that we can hold a press conference but we have said he can come back on May 11. I will release the provisional squad this week. I have to make one or two consultations. One of the things that have delayed us in announcing the squad is the injury updates on Khama and Dzvukamanja. We want to announce when we are certain of their conditions. We don’t want a situation where we announce a team today and the next day we are making changes. We want to make sure that those that are fit are available,” External link

newsday Monday, May 3, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We have one or two players that are part of the team already and obviously when the local game starts, the coaches will be monitoring players that will be playing locally for consideration. It is unfortunate that they have not been playing. We hope some players will be considered,” External link

newsday Friday, April 30, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Firstly, the Warriors didn’t take any stretch of the route by road save from the Harare hotel we were to the Robert Mugabe International Airport and from Francistown International Airport to the hotel,” External link

herald Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Officially, they (the French authorities) have not communicated to us. We have seen the statement but, all along, we have been talking behind the scenes, as of Wednesday, we were still talking," "It's unfortunate but this is why the technical team came up with a 42 member squad to address these challenges" External link

allafrica Saturday, March 20, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "At the same time, we are having problems with injuries," External link

allafrica Saturday, March 20, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “The match is in Francistown, so the hosts have worked on the logistics to get us there once we arrive in Gaborone from South Africa, it is sorted,” External link

herald Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “It’s a massive blow for the team and the nation, Billiat won’t be in the team due to injury,” External link

herald Friday, March 12, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Yes Kadewere's club have written to us notifying us that the player is no longer available due to the new Covid-19 quarantine measures in France," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Marshall Munetsi ) : "As you already know Marvellous Nakamba and Tino Kadewere are out. Marshall Munetsi is also a huge doubt," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 9, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Marshall Munetsi ) : “As you already know Marvellous Nakamba and Tino Kadewere are out. Marshall Munetsi is also a huge doubt,” External link

herald Monday, March 8, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “Marvelous is a professional, a guy of few words who chooses to let his performance do the talking and we have no doubt the coaches are taking note of his progression,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, March 1, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “The locally-based players will report for camp on March 12 after going through the mandatory Covid-19 tests while the rest will join in on the 21st and 22nd,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "I have known so many football supporters in Zimbabwe but Aunt Judy was cut from a special cloth," External link

allafrica Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "The squad will be announced on Tuesday (tomorrow)," External link

allafrica Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Obviously, that is also another source of concern. We are not sure whether those in the United States will be able to travel since they failed the last time out," External link

allafrica Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Obviously, that is also another source of concern. We are not sure whether those in the United States will be able to travel since they failed the last time out," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 22, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "The squad will be announced on Tuesday (tomorrow)," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 22, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Obviously, that is also another source of concern. We are not sure whether those in the United States will be able to travel since they failed the last time out," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 22, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "The squad will be announced on Tuesday (tomorrow)," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 22, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare added : “The squad will resume camp in strict adherence to Covid-19 lockdown guidelines as prescribed by the World Health Organisation and the Zimbabwean government,” “The pandemic is real and as such everybody should do their part to protect themselves and each other and it is our fervent hope God will smile on us as we seek to make it to Cameroon next year” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “We travelled well but it was a bit hectic at the airport where we spent almost three hours. They had to do rapid tests again and we had to wait for the results and after that we went to our hotel, which is right in town, it’s not bad,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, January 15, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “Everything is alright, everyone tested negative. I have never seen every member of the delegation so excited, this really means a lot to them,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare added : “It’s unfortunate that after braving triple rounds of Covid-19 tests, Tawanda has had to stay behind because of passport issues,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Denver Mukamba ) : “We have a clean bill of health. The players who complained of knocks have since recovered. The likes of (Leeroy) Mavhunga, (Muduwa) Peter, Mukamba (Denver) and Nadolo (King) picked up knocks last year and the doctors were closely monitoring the situation,” External link

herald Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “Covid-19 tests for the members who tested positive for the virus the last time out will be carried out today (yesterday) with results expected in the evening or tomorrow (today),” External link

herald Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "The plan on the ground is that the squad will come out of quarantine on Friday (tomorrow) and everyone will get tested with those returning positive results to be replaced," External link

allafrica Friday, January 8, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “The plan on the ground is that the squad will come out of quarantine on Friday (tomorrow) and everyone will get tested with those returning positive results to be replaced,” External link

herald Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “So we may revert to Plan A, which was to camp here, play a few more practice matches with the local clubs and then fly directly to Cameroon,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We have been in camp with the national team while at the same time we have been negotiating for friendlies with different countries,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "The coaches are going to sit down during the break and come up with the travelling squad, which means we resume camp on December 27, there will be 23 players," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “I would advise him to follow his heart. If he is happy, then why move? It’s unlike the situation he found himself in when he left Belgium. That time he really wanted to move and he made it clear,” External link

herald Monday, December 14, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Reiss Nelson ) : “Right now Zimbabwe is talked about in the English Premier League and elsewhere because of Nakamba. Imagine, if we can have another player, for example if Reiss Nelson agrees to play for the Warriors, there will be two Zimbabweans in the English Premier League and the end result is that it could open doors for more of our players abroad,” External link

herald Monday, December 14, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “There are still plans, and we still need to seek permission from the SRC. ,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “During that period, there are no flights at all so it’s something that we and the board are looking at,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare told : “I have to make follow-ups every day on the things that we want like kits and ensure everything is in place before the players arrive so I do not see us having problems with the Algeria game,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We will now continue to engage and see the travel options that are available to Algeria,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "It's very clear that Khama is being targeted and there is nothing, really, at the moment that he can do right because a negative angle has to be sought and highlighted all the time," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "I believe he deserves to be supported by our Zimbabwean media because he is a key member of the Warriors and has demonstrated, now and again, that he can deliver for his country," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We have received messages that his employers are very unhappy with the situation and it’s something that you don’t want to see because relations between an employer and an employee should always be good,” External link

herald Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Bonne's ticket has already been sent, he has a game today (yesterday) and after that, he will fly to Harare," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "Tino (Kadewere) is injured and won't be available for weeks. According to the player's agent, Le Havre will send us details after the complementary exams (MRI scan) next week (this week)," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “I can confirm that Tino has been ruled out of the Afcon qualifiers set for next week due to the hamstring injury he sustained last night. Kadewere was part of the 24-member squad for the two Afcon 2021 Group H qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia slated for next week, so the technical team has to replace him,” External link

zbc Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “It has been frustrating for me as the manager, knowing the coaches wanted the players but not able to help in availing the players because of the passport issues,” External link

zimeye Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "As far as I'm concerned I was not notified about the retirement of that jersey. I was not aware of it. Also, from my knowledge, retiring a jersey is not an easy thing. For example, for Afcon and World Cup tournaments you need to register players from number 1 to 23 and you can't skip any number. Maybe it would need us as a country to engage Fifa and Caf on that. At club level it is very much possible. You can retire certain numbers in honour of players. It is not an easy process. The rules apply to everyone," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, August 9, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "As far as I'm concerned I was not notified about the retirement of that jersey. I was not aware of it. Also, from my knowledge, retiring a jersey is not an easy thing. For example, for Afcon and World Cup tournaments you need to register players from number 1 to 23 and you can't skip any number. Maybe it would need us as a country to engage Fifa and Caf on that. At club level it is very much possible. You can retire certain numbers in honour of players. It is not an easy process. The rules apply to everyone," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 9, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We watched that game, they play as a team the Ugandans, they have some physical players and they are not afraid to shoot at goal when they get opportunities," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We appreciate what the President (Mnangagwa) and the people of Zimbabwe are doing. The boys have promised to do their best and they want to do it for the President and for all the Zimbabweans. Like what the President said, we are Zimbabweans, he is Zimbabwean and you are Zimbabwean. They don’t have to look for a reason to support us and we also don’t have to look for reasons to represent Zimbabwe,” External link

zimeye Friday, June 14, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We appreciate what the President (Mnangagwa) and the people of Zimbabwe are doing. The boys have promised to do their best and they want to do it for the President and for all the Zimbabweans. Like what the President said, we are Zimbabweans, he is Zimbabwean and you are Zimbabwean. They don’t have to look for a reason to support us and we also don’t have to look for reasons to represent Zimbabwe,” External link

herald Friday, June 14, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “These players can deliver as long as they are happy, they can beat any team on any day. So all we need is to make sure that they are focused on playing football,” External link

herald Monday, June 10, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “We are going to play two matches at the Cosafa tournament and then 18 players will leave for Nigeria for the friendly match on June 8, while the rest remains in South Africa. Five players will then be picked to follow the 18 players in Nigeria to make a 23-member squad,” External link

newsday Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Costa Nhamoinesu ) : "From what I gather, Costa was misled by some people into believing that he is not part of the coach's plans for the Afcon. There has been people posting a purported Warriors squad on social media and that has created confusion. People are using that list to mislead players. It appears Costa was frustrated by that. So, I have been trying to talk to him. I have sent him some messages and I'm waiting for his response," "Under normal circumstances, he should have spoken to Zifa or members of the technical team before making the announcement public, so I'm also checking the authenticity of the Twitter post" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Costa Nhamoinesu ) : “From what I gather, Costa was misled by some people into believing that he is not part of the coach’s plans for the Afcon. There has been people posting a purported Warriors squad on social media and that has created confusion. People are using that list to mislead players. It appears Costa was frustrated by that. So, I have been trying to talk to him. I have sent him some messages and I’m waiting for his response,” “Under normal circumstances, he should have spoken to Zifa or members of the technical team before making the announcement public, so I’m also checking the authenticity of the Twitter post” External link

newsday Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “But, like I said, the most important thing is most of our players were involved and they are injury-free,” External link

herald Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We are still waiting for Zifa to advise us whether there is going to be two separate teams or it's going to be one team. But it looks like we may end up having two separate teams because we are likely going to reach the Cosafa final and not be able to fulfil the Nigeria fixture. Even if we were going to be eliminated in the quarter-finals, I don't think there is enough time for the team to recover from the Cosafa tie," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare added : “Uganda is a team that is a bit unknown to us, it will be exciting playing against them, so basically it’s going to be tough, but knowing that two teams will qualify from the group and four best third-placed teams will also go through gives us a high chance of progressing and making a bit of history. This time around we want to go beyond the group stages and make history; this is the message from the coach, players and even the Zifa board” External link

zimeye Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "You know the team has been in camp for the last three months and the focus was on ensuring that we do very well in the league championship this year," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 5, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “Yes, we were locked out of the stadium because of some standoff between Zifa and the department of public works in the Ministry of Local Government,” “It’s really a sad episode because we have lost a day of training. It’s like we are now home away from home yet in Congo we had four days at the match venue” External link

zimeye Friday, March 22, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “In fact, it’s not like he cannot play with his current condition but it’s all about managing him to avoid aggravating the injury. So the fact that he didn’t play this weekend could actually turn out to be a blessing in disguise for us as well because he needed the rest. We will see how it will unfold,” External link

herald Monday, March 18, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "I have constantly been in touch with him since he alerted me of what happened at the weekend and I can tell you that it has been a terrible few days for him and his family because you don't want to be targeted by such cyber criminals," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : "We have to hope for the best and, crucially, to provide help and comfort to Khama because he needs those who are close to him to be on his side right now," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said : “I have constantly been in touch with him since he alerted me of what happened at the weekend and I can tell you that it has been a terrible few days for him and his family because you don’t want to be targeted by such cyber criminals,” External link

herald Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Reinhard Fabisch ) : “I can confirm that Jonah Fabisch’s papers are in order and he is ready if the Warriors technical team thinks that he can play a role in the team. But we have had problems with people who claim that they are the ones who are bringing these stars here,” External link

zimeye Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Wellington Mpandare said ( about Reinhard Fabisch ) : “I can confirm that Jonah Fabisch’s papers are in order and he is ready if the Warriors technical team thinks that he can play a role in the team. But we have had problems with people who claim that they are the ones who are bringing these stars here,” External link

herald Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT



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