Warriors’ Guinea trip delayed
THE Warriors did not leave, as scheduled, on the overnight flight for their final 2017 Nations Cup qualifier against Guinea in Conakry on Sunday and are now only expected to fly out of Harare in the early hours of tomorrow.
They are scheduled to arrive in Conakry late tomorrow night and will not have a feel of the stadium, as they had planned, but plunge into action the following day.
Earlier indications were that the Warriors were scheduled to leave in the early hours of this morning for Guinea but complications arose yesterday forcing a change in the travel arrangements.
There were suggestions late last night that only 11 players, and the coaching staff, will now Harare with another four Europeanbased players, including talismanic forward Knowledge Musona, set to join their counterparts in Guinea.
They were all scheduled to fly from Brussels in Belgium.
The Warriors face Guinea on Sunday at Stade du 28 September in the Group L “dead rubber” match.
The coach believes the team’s travel arrangements will leave him with little time to work with his whole squad.
The European-based contingent are likely to be thrown straight into battle without training with the team.
“I think one area (we need to improve) is how we prepare ourselves,” said Pasuwa.
“I foresee some problems that will come with the way we travelling.
“We wanted a day or two in Guinea together with the other boys who are going straight to Guinea but again I don’t know now and we will have to see how we are going to do it.”
Pasuwa said the match was still very impiortant as he wants to improve the team’s rankings before the AFCON draw next month.