Mighty Warriors, Egypt friendly timely
EDITOR — The intended organised friendly match between our women’s national soccer team against Egypt is really a perfect, long overdue preparation for the upcoming Africa Women Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon.
Our golden girls have every reason to emulate Leicester City FC the surprise English Premiership winners last season who stunned and charmed the whole globe after snatching the title from perennial winners Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.
Our Mighty Warriors just like Leicester City from England have every reason to believe and do wonders at the Africa Cup of Nations and especially after having travelled through a remarkable journey during the Olympic Games.
That experience counts a whole lot for the Shadreck Mlauzi coached side and queens from Southern Africa who have so much potential considering that some of the girls on the team don’t have clubs here in Zimbabwe.
And the Egypt friendly match is of course part of the beginning of the journey and dream.
Probably on the other side their male counterparts the Warriors under Callisto Pasuwa should and must be doing the same in playing friendly matches against Africa’s cream if recourses and sponsorship and funding permits or is available.
This will allow such plans ahead of next year’s third Afcon adventure if we are to become the “Surprise Package’’ at the tournament like what other soccer pundits and experts are already suggesting in Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Sredejovic and many others.
And in fact playing friendly matches against the best sides like Egypt will always boost the confidence of the girls as they prepare to take on other familiar stronger opponents. Felix Zonke, Harare