Interim Warriors coach Joey ‘Mafero’ Antipas says he understands the financial problems currently faced by the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) in failing to organize a friendly game for the Warriors during the international break.

The Chicken Inn coach would have wanted to have a look at some European- born players who can be eligible to play for Zimbabwe but the financial situation at ZIFA does not allow, something which he understands.

“It would have been a great idea to play a game or two this week,’’ Antipas told The Herald. 

“It would have been a great opportunity to assess the British-born players.

“But, as you all know, the economy is bad and ZIFA are also struggling with financial constraints and it would have been a burden for them.’’ he said.