Pasuwa pleads for proper Preperations

Warriors head coach has pleaded with the Soccer Motherbody, ZIFA to avail proper and good environment for training ahead of CHAN 2016 finals to be held in Rwanda early next year.

Zimbabwe made it through to the finals amid chaotic scenes marred with player boycott and strikes.

In the last match scheduled for Lesotho, which secured qualification, Business man Philip Chiyangwa chipped in last minute with $10000 for allowances while the Ministry of Sport acquired air tickets.

In an interview with the Chronicle, Pasuwa pleaded with ZIFA to organise preparation whilst there is still time to avert last minute preparations.

“Let me say this to the authorities, we need to be in camp in time. We need to prepare well in order to get good results. We’re going to meet stronger opponents, most of whom are far better than Lesotho,” said Pasuwa.

“So we need as much as we can in terms of preparations. We shouldn’t get used to these bad habits of training just three days when we could have more time. It’s not healthy and I tell you one day we’ll be hammered for five if we continue on such a path.

“This is not only about Chan. In fact we would want to see Zimbabwe playing at bigger tournaments like the Afcon and even the World Cup.

“We want to square off with some of the world’s big names as Germany to test our talents. I believe we’ve the talent but we lack the support to qualify for those bigger events,”

Pasuwa and his technical committee together with officials from Zifa and the Sports and Recreation Commission have been invited for a meeting to chart the way forward with Sport and Recreation Minister, Makhosini Hlongwane, this week.

The Ministry was not amused by the events in the run-up to the Warriors’ trip to Maseru as it appears the same problems keep recurring whenever the national team is preparing for an assignment.

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