Warriors Camping Delayed

This followed a request by the Premier Soccer League to allow matches scheduled for this weekend to take place in mid week before the Warriors get together.

Leaders Highlanders are away to Shabanie Mine Wednesday, the same day Dynamos take on Motor Action at Rufaro Stadium. Third placed FC Platinum visit CAPS United at the National Sports Stadium Thursday.

National team coach Rahman Gumbo is coach of FC Platinum.

Zifa Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Mashingaidze, confirmed that they had allowed the players to represent their clubs in the mid week matches before going into camp.

He said there is still time between now and the Warriors’ next competitive match against Guinea on June 3 adding that the locally based players will have match practice by playing for their clubs in Premiership matches.

Gumbo has called an assortment of local and foreign based players for Zimbabwe’s busiest World Cup and Nations Cup assignments in June. Most if not all the foreign based players are already in Harare for the matches.

After playing Guinea, the Warriors will travel to Mozambique the following weekend for a World Cup qualifier before coming back home to face Burundi in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations match.

Burundi has a one goal advantage after beating the Warriors 2-1 in Bujumbura in February.

The Warriors are also scheduled to take on an African football stars in the Benjani Mwaruwari testimonial set for the National Sports Stadium on Saturday.