Re­serve Af­con place for Matema, Tsipa

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — War­riors coach Cal­listo Pa­suwa is faced with a pleas­ant headache in his prepa­ra­tions for the forth­com­ing Africa Cup of Na­tions fi­nals.

With Tendai Ndoro in sub­lime form down south, Nyasha Mushekwi chas­ing the top goal scorer ac­co­lade in his Chi­nese League and Knowl­edge Mu­sona find­ing his foot­ing in the Bel­gian League, he has an ar­ray of good play­ers to se­lect from.

My ad­vice, how­ever, is that he should in­clude one ex­pe­ri­enced striker in the squad just to add depth. With the way Leonard Tsipa and Ralph Matema have been per­form­ing, one of them has to get a spot in the squad.

These are tried and tested per­form­ers who can guide the young­sters or pro­vide the much needed guid­ance when the go­ing gets tough in the African Sa­fari.

Emerg­ing stars like Kuda Ma­hachi and Khama Bil­liat are good play­ers but when the game is go­ing against them they eas­ily get frus­trated. Same can be said of cap­tain Wil­lard Kat­sande.

Matema or Tsipa will then come in when the team is strug­gling just to pro­vide an el­e­ment of as­sur­ance and vi­sion to the squad. Even in the goal­keep­ing de­part­ment Ge­orge Chigova can make a good backup deputy to Muku­ruva. Garry Dh­li­wayo.

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