Chiyangwa has a long way to go

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

EDITOR — There are some peo­ple who are count­ing their chick­ens be­fore they are hatched. The cur­rent suc­cesses of the na­tional foot­ball teams did not be­gin with the ap­point­ment of Philip Chiyangwa.

Our only for­eign vic­tory in Af­con was achieved un­der Dube. One draw to lowly Swazi­land and a de­feat to Guinea was achieved un­der Big Phil but even that we can­not give him credit for.

To­day we still have no ad­e­quate prepa­ra­tions for Af­con for Aw­con, no friendlies, nearly got booted out af­ter al­most fail­ing to travel to Guinea. Women and ju­nior pro­grammes non ex­is­tent and non func­tion­ing.

The Chan team al­most col­lapsed be­cause of cor­rup­tion and match fixing un­der Phil’s nose and the AAG suc­cess ran into the ground. Cosafa was a big yawn and a fore­taste of things to come and in Con­akry we fell.

The Premier League and foot­ball in gen­eral is in a de­plorable state and there isn’t even a tun­nel in or­der to see the light. Un­der 17s did not play and Un­der 20s did not qual­ify for any tour­na­ments.

Big Phil re­ally has to do some­thing and he needs to do it fast. I ac­tu­ally think Big Phil and com­pany had not fully grasped or com­pre­hended the prob­lems be­dev­illing foot­ball at the time they came in, nor at the present mo­ment. We were un­der the im­pres­sion Big Phil would bring in a lot of money that would re­vamp or re­vi­talise foot­ball overnight.

Un­for­tu­nately, there is no money, and there is ab­so­lutely no way Big Phil can fix the cur­rent prob­lems with­out money. Sig­nif­i­cant Watemwa, Via email

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