(BBC) – Former Zimbabwe international Bruce Grobbelaar believes players will leave the country as a result of the team’s expulsion from the 2018 World Cup.
The Warriors have been punished by Fifa for failing to pay monies owed to former coach Jose Claudinei Georgini.
Grobbelaar told BBC Sport: “Players are going to try play elsewhere – in the South African or Zambian leagues.
“If they haven’t played for Zimbabwe, they might gain citizenship where they move to and play for them.”
The legendary former Liverpool goalkeeper, who played for his country 33 times between 1977 and 1998, is saddened by the situation but not surprised.