Charlton Athletic striker Macauley Bonne has been forced to miss out on international action with Zimbabwe due to “unforeseen medical grounds”, he has confirmed on his official Twitter page.

Charlton Athletic striker Macauley Bonne has been in fine form for the Addicks since coming into Lee Bowyer’s starting eleven. Bonne – who joined from Leyton Orient in the summer – has come in to take the place of Lyle Taylor, who has been out on the sidelines through a knee injury.

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Bonne has scored five goals in nine games for the Addicks and his form has seen him earn a call-up to the Zimbabwe national team. However, he has now confirmed that he will not be able to link up with the Warriors, confirming his absence is due to “unforeseen medical grounds”. He said:

“I am both delighted and privileged to be selected to join the Zimbabwe national team and I appreciate all those involved in securing my passport. I’ve been working extremely hard at club level and to receive this, is something I dreamed of as a boy. 

“Unfortunately and reluctantly, I am unable to travel due to unforeseen medical grounds which is a huge frustration to me, as it will be to the people of Zimbabwe.

“The messages of support via social media are much appreciated and although I cannot reply to every message, I do take every one to heart.

“I’d like to wish the entire Zimbabwe team the very best of luck in the coming game(s). I will maintain a line of communication to Welly Mpandare and the ZIFA representatives.”

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