Pa­suwa gives tips to young­sters

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Ricky Zililo

FOR­MER na­tional team coach Cal­listo Pa­suwa has ad­vised up-and-com­ing foot­ballers hop­ing to break into the Pre­mier­ship to work hard.

Pa­suwa, who is head­ing the on­go­ing sixth edi­tion of the Foot­ball Union of Zim­babwe (FUZ) out-of-con­tract play­ers’ train­ing camp in Bu­l­awayo, said lack of pa­tience and guid­ance con­tinue to af­fect up-and-com­ing foot­ballers.

The six-day pro­gramme which is un­der­way at the Heath Streak Multi-Sports Cen­tre started on Mon­day and runs si­mul­ta­ne­ously with a sim­i­lar ex­er­cise in Harare.

“Ta­lent is abun­dant out here and I can tell you I’ve seen a num­ber of play­ers here who have shown great tac­ti­cal and tech­ni­cal abil­i­ties. I’m just won­der­ing why they are here but my mes­sage is sim­ple, they have to be pa­tient if they are to make a big break. I’ve coached the na­tional team and I can tell you that from this group here, I saw a good de­fender and a striker who can walk into any top club.

“These up-and-com­ing foot­ballers need to con­tinue work­ing hard, while pa­tiently wait­ing for their breaks. I know some might be eas­ily frus­trated by see­ing other play­ers who are not as tech­ni­cally gifted as they are play­ing in the Pre­mier­ship, but all good things hap­pen in God’s time,” said Pa­suwa.

The for­mer na­tional team coach who won the 2018 cham­pi­onship in Malawi with Nyasa Big Bul­lets is work­ing along­side le­gends Agent Sawu and Mighty War­riors coach Si­thethelelwe Sibanda at the Bu­l­awayo camp.

At the end of the pro­gramme, the trio of Pa­suwa, Sawu and Sibanda will iden­tify a squad that will play against a team that will be se­lected from Harare.

The match which will be on Sun­day, will be played in the cap­i­tal.

Be­sides play­ers be­ing taken through their paces at the com­pre­hen­sive camp, FUZ has also in­vited phys­i­cal train­ers, ad­min­is­tra­tors, ref­er­ees and di­eti­cians to talk to the play­ers.

The foot­ballers union will also make pre­sen­ta­tions on con­tract ne­go­ti­a­tions, con­trac­tual obli­ga­tions, health and hy­giene as well as ex­pec­ta­tions of ref­er­ees.

Fuz in­vited a sports doc­tor to talk on drug and al­co­hol abuse fol­low­ing con­cerns that a num­ber of foot­ballers are suc­cumb­ing to peer pres­sure to take sub­stances like ‘bronco’ (BronCleer, a cough syrup), Di­azepam and other drugs. — @ZililoR

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