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Pasuwa reads riot act

Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa flexed his muscle abd read the riot act to his players following a strike, the Herald has reported.

The Warriors striked in protest of unpaid salaries and allowances following their 3-1 CHAN first leg win against Lesotho.

Pasuwa ordered the players who are willing to go ahead and strike to pack their bags and go.

However, the coach conceded that he understands the plight of the players but he rather faces the job at hand first.

“It is true that I had to order them to train today. I realised that no one was coming to the bus for training in the morning and then they sent their captain to tell me that they would not train for this entire camp until they were paid by ZIFA.

“I then addressed them and told them that while they have a genuine case which should be urgently addressed, we could not afford to travel to Maseru without training. We have tasked the team manager (Richard Tswatswa) to continue pressing on the issue of payments with ZIFA.

“I also then told them that I could not afford to travel with a squad that had not trained and asked that whoever was still not interested in training after our discussion was free to pack his bags and leave camp.

“I hope the administration will sort the issues out, what is clear is that there are challenges, the Mighty Warriors had some challenges too, but they fulfilled their game and we have to give this game our best shot and qualify for CHAN,’’ Pasuwa said.

Pasuwa appears to be putting a firm hand in his preperations after recently showing the exit door to 3 senior players (Chitiyo, Zvirekwi and Jangano) for reporting late for training.

The Warriors are scheduled to fly out to Maseru tomorrow morning for a final African Championships qualifier, second leg tie, against Lesotho on Sunday.

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