War­riors’ Guinea trip de­layed

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Grace Chin­goma

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.