Zimbabwe government rescues Warriors trip to Malawi
from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE government has once more come to the rescue of the cash-strapped Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) to enable them send the senior men’s national team to Malawi for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Warriors, whose trip was initially in doubt, is now set to fly out of the country on Thursday for the tie at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Minister of Sports, Andrew Langa, has met aggrieved team coach, Callisto Pasuwa, who by Tuesday had not yet named the squad for the assignment.
He has changed his mind and agreed to resume his duties but it could not be ascertained if he had been paid.
Pasuwa has subsequently announced a hurried national team list comprising in-form Nyasha Mushekwi, Knowledge Musona, Mamelodi Sundowns trio of Khama Billiart, Cuthbert Malajila and Kuda Mahachi, Kaizer Chiefs duo of Willard Katsande and Matthew Rusike, and University of Pretoria’s Patson Jaure.
Among other players lined up for Malawi on Thursday include young goalkeepers Tatenda Mukuruva of Dynamos and Donovana Bernard of How Mine.
The squad also features Wisdom Mutasa, Danny Phiri, Gerald Takwara, Marvelous Nakamba, Blessing Moyo, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Justice Jangano, Eric Chipeta and Teenage Hadebe.
– CAJ News
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