After a decision to pull out of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia later this month, Khama Billiat has dealt the Zimbabwe National team a major blow becoming the latest member of the influential group of Warriors to pull out.

Even though he was named in the bloated squad for training camp, the Kaizer Chiefs forward has failed to recover in time to be drafted for national duty.

This is the latest major setback to hit the Warriors’ bid to qualify for the Nations Cup finals set for Cameroon next January.

Of their final two matches, Zdravko Logarusic’s men need to win either one, or both matches against their two neighbours, to qualify for their third straight AFCON finals.

The Warriors had never qualified for the tournament three times in a row, although the decision by CAF to have a 24-team tourney means the current crop have a better chance, of playing at the showcase, compared to those who came before them.

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