HARARE – Macauley Bonne wants to quickly put behind him the sideshow of his previous Zimbabwe no-show by spoiling the Warriors fans with goals during this weekend’s much-anticipated four-nation tournament in Malawi.

Zimbabwe open against perennial rivals and neighbours Zambia in Lilongwe on Saturday, with Cambridge United forward Bonne expected to lead the Warriors’ front-line.

28-year-old Bonne, who was born in the United Kingdom to parents from Zimbabwe, made his maiden appearance for the Southern African nation back in 2014, scoring on his debut in an international friendly against Morocco.

“I want to score goals for Zimbabwe,” Bonne told Zifa’s media staff in Lilongwe on Thursday.

“I scored one years ago. (But) I just want to score again to get that feeling back.”

Following that debut against Morocco, Bonne would later on play two more games for Zimbabwe, in losing causes to Lesotho and Namibia in 2017.

Since then, Bonne had been unable to honour frequent call-ups by Zimbabwe for various reasons, until this forthcoming four-nation competition also involving the hosts Malawi and East Africans Kenya.

“I’m glad I’m back now,” commented Bonne. “I not going to waste time, I just want to talk on the pitch.”

Bonne, nicknamed Macca, is one of eight players in Zimbabwe’s squad with strong roots in the English football structures.


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