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Jonah Fabisch ruled out of Zimbabwe 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Botswana & Namibia

Jonah Fabisch ruled out of Zimbabwe 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Botswana & Namibia

HAMBURGER SV Under-19 captain, Jonah Fabisch, has been ruled out of Zimbabwe’s 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia next month after he declined the call up.

Fabisch is part of a generation of players raised in Europe, with Zimbabwean roots, who have been included in coach Joey Antipas’ 32-member squad.

He is the son of the late former Warriors coach, Reinhard, and qualifies to play for Zimbabwe through his mother, Chawada Kachidza-Fabisch.

He also has a Zimbabwean passport.

In a letter to ZIFA, his mother said although her son was keen to play for Zimbabwe, but that he has  commitments with his club in the weeks the Warriors are scheduled to take on Botswana and

Eight years ago, his mother, Chawada, the daughter of a Mutoko businessman, revealed  that Jonah will consider playing for the Warriors if he fails to break into the German national teams. “Jonah is in so many ways like his father,” Chawada said. 

“Even though he inherited a lot of my features he has his father’s colours – the light cloured hair, the green/blue eyes and the pale complexion are all from his father

“But the shape of the eyes, the lips and even the teeth formation are truly mine. ‘A child of the sun’ we called him sometimes.

“Jonah has a passion for football. He was just born that way I think. It’s in his genes.

“I am sure Reinhard is just as proud of Jonah as l am and l do believe that in spirit he is with us and always will be.”

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