Warriors To Get Bonuses

Zifa board member Benedict Moyo who is also in charge of the national team, revealed that the association has sourced enough money to pay the Warriors their bonuses soon after the game as well as cater for their camping.

Even board member responsible for finance, assured that Zifa had the financial resources to guarantee the Warriors success in the run up to the 2012 African Cup of Nations finals.

In the past, the Warriors have always complained about non-payment of bonuses and if the bonuses did come, it would be a week or so after the game. For example the Warriors only got their US$100 bonuses 10 days after beating Seychelles to qualify for the African Nations Championships.

Moyo said they were departing from the past adding that even funds to pay the salary of the national coach Norman Mapeza were available.

Former coach Sunday Chidzambwa had to quit his job citing that he was not being paid with his bill accumulating to US$67 000. The issue now is the subject of a court case.

Moyo said they were not going to accept any excuses on the part of the Warriors failure since as Zifa, they have provided all the resources for a team to succeed.

The Warriors have been given a two week camping period for the match against Liberia, which begins on Tuesday. Mapeza has called into camp a 23 member squad of locally based players and 13 foreign based professional excluding former captain Benjani Mwaruwari.

Zimbabwe needs to win that match at all costs to start on a sound footing as they seek to return to the Nations Cup finals having missed out of the 2008 and 20010 competitions.