Warriors can forego friendly matches
EDITOR — With the race for the Premier league still open and a number of Warriors key players still involved in competitive matches at their respective leagues, there is no need to panic over the so-called lack of adequate preparations for next year`s Afcon showpiece.
There is no need to moan over the lack of competitive friendly matches against some of Africa’s finest football teams who will be taking part in World Cup qualifiers because most of our gallant Warriors are still actively involved in competitive matches for their respective clubs.
If Peter Ndlovu, one of the greatest players our country has produced to date, could afford to fly some few hours before the match, only to inspire his motherland to those crucial battles, nothing should stop Knowledge Musona from leading the Warriors frontline to perfection even without friendly matches.
We cannot afford to fold our hands simply because we are not part of those who are running for a place to represent Africa at the World Cup.
League matches are a humble, easier, cheaper and less expensive way to prepare because the players are occupied and busy at their respective clubs.
If the worst comes to the worst, the Warriors should play friendly matches with local big clubs like Dynamos FC, Chicken Inn, Caps United or Highlanders FC.
The importance of adequate preparations is clear but we cannot lose focus over that because when we qualified we were hardly involved in such competitive matches. Go Warriors Go, nothing is impossible. Felix Zonke, Harare