There is some glimmer of hope that Aston Villa midfielder, Marvelous Nakamba could be available for Zimbabwe when they take on South Africa and Ethiopia in Fifa World Cup fixtures this week. On Sunday, Aston Villa confirmed that they had released Emi Martínez and Emi Buendía to join up with the Argentina squad with the permission of the club in accordance with Fifa’s international match call-up rules. This is despite a unanimous decision by English Premier League clubs not to allow any players to travel to countries on UK’s red list in terms of Covid-19 guidelines. If players travel to any countries on UK’s red list, they require 10 days quarantine on return from national duty. Martínez and Buendía have agreed to make themselves available for Argentina’s vital first two World Cup qualifying matches against Venezuela and Brazil but will not take part in the third international match against Bolivia. Zimbabwe Warriors team manager, Wellington Mpandare confirmed that they were in talks with Villa over the release of Nakamba, with chances of the midfielder coming at 50/50.