We want to play at the World Cup: Antipas

Warriors coach Joey ‘Mafero’ Antipas has revealed his desire to lead the country’s senior men’s national soccer team to the World Cup finals slatted for 2022 in Qatar.

Antipas made the comments in the wake of Registrar General Clement Masango’s confirmation that passports for British-born Zimbabwean players will be out before this month’s two AFCON qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia.

“We want to play at the World Cup and we need to have all our players available for selection to have a strong chance,” Antipas told The Herald. 

“I have been following most of these players with Zimbabwean origins, and I feel players like Bonne, Zemura and Chicksen deserve a chance with the team.

“But it is not only those three, but all the players included in the squad, that is why we extended the invite to them.

“My appeal to authorities is the quick processing of the players’ passports so that we have them for the Botswana and Zambia games,” added the Chicken Inn coach.