Kadewere granted special permit to attend brother’s funeral

ZIMBABWE football striker Tino Kadewere who was shunted into mandatory quarantine on Thursday after arriving from France, was Friday night granted special permit to attend his brother’s funeral.

The 24-year-old free-scoring striker touched down at Robert Mugabe Airport with his wife on Thursday after being given permission to travel to Harare by his French side Olympique Lyon.

He, however, needed to have applied for a special dispensation before arrival to ensure he would attend his brother’s burial, Covid-19 Government Taskforce Chairperson Dr Agnes Mahomva said on Friday.

He then battled to secure the special permit which had not been applied for before arrival.

Kadewere’s brother, Prince, passed away Wednesday after complaining of chest pains, his family said.

The Warrior’s striker was allowed to return home as he is not part of the Lyon squad which is in Portugal for their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City slated for Saturday.

The free-scoring striker completed his move to the club when the registration deadline for the Champions League had already passed.