Mighty Warriors Date Senegal In Hwange

The Mighty Warriors will play the Senegalese in Hwange.

The team which is already in camp leaves Harare for Hwange Friday for their month long camp and are scheduled to play the Senegalese on February 28.

The Mighty Warriors are playing the Super Falcons in May, a month after their junior team, the Young Mighty Warriors, was thumped 6-0 on aggregate by Nigeria’s Falconets in a 2012 World Cup qualifier.

Coincidentally, most of the players in the Young Mighty Warriors squad are also members of the senior team.

Zifa Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze confirmed the friendly match with Senegal. He said Hwange had the ideal climate similar to that which they will encounter in Nigeria.

On Wednesday, the Nigerian Football Federation unveiled former Caf Africa Coach of the Year Kadiri Ikhana as the new coach of the Super Falcons who immediately announced that he would call six foreign based professionals for the Zimbabwean tie.

Although he has been on caretaker basis for a month, the former Kano Pillars and Kwaru United coach has been tasked with taking the team to the Africa Women’s Championships as well as takes the team to the next World Cup finals.

Despite that, Mighty Warriors assistant coach Nkululeko Dhlamini said the Mighty Warriors were not scared of the Nigerians and are hope to become the first Zimbabwean national soccer team to beat a Nigerian team.