Macauley Bonne’s management hits out at “incompetent ZIFA”
The management of England based Zimbabwean international soccer player, Macauley Bonne has hit out at “incompetent” Zimbabwe Football Association over its failure to secure the Leyton Orient striker a Zimbabwe passport.
The England-born striker, who is considered the next Jamie Vardy, had already declared he will play for Zimbabwe at the AFCON finals.
Posting on Twitter, Mathew David Halford, Managing Director at Oakmont Black Sports, said: “The sheer incompetence of ZIFA and #Zimbabwe officials handling the Macauley Bonne passport is staggering. We filed documentation over two months ago. Despite our best efforts, the negligence of unnamed individuals has disappointed fans and players alike! Embarrassing!”
The failure to obtain the forward a Zimbabwean passport means that he will not be able to join the Warriors in Egypt for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Final.
Bonne, who holds a British passport, submitted his application for a Zimbabwean passport at the Zimbabwean Embassy in London in April.
The striker was one of the stand-out performers for Leyton Orient as he netted 23 goals in 46 appearances for the club as they powered their way back to the English Football League Two.