Bloemfontein Celtic FC left-back, Ronald Tapiwa Pfumbidzai is yet to return to the team’s camping base due to the restriction on international travels.

The Zimbabwean traveled home to take care of his groin injury prior to the lockdown but has been finding it difficult to return to South Africa to join his colleagues because of the imposition of restriction on international flights.

According to Celtic manager – Lesiba Mothokoa, the club is trying on means of getting Pfumbidzai to joining the team as the Phunya Sele Sele [Celtic] have a Nedbank Cup semi-final game to play against Baroka FC on August 8.

“Pfumbidzai is unable to fly and come back to South Africa, that’s the problem,” Celtic team manager Lesiba Mothokoa tells

“He is still busy trying to see what he can do but the problem is when he comes this side, also he has to quarantine another 14 days.

“But we are trying to see, maybe even if he can come later. But as long as he can be able to come this side, even if he misses these games, but when we start to prepare for next season he can be this side.

“But what I heard is that the PSL are also trying to see what they can do because even Jomo [Sono] raised it in the meeting. They said they will see what they can do even though they are not promising anything, but they will try.

“From our side it’s only Pfumbidzai. [Harris] Tchilimbou didn’t go home.”

Bloemfontein Celtic sits 9th on the league table with 28 points an would the services of the Zimbabwean defender.


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