Zimbabwe Warriors Face Bafana Bafana

According to team manager Sharif Mussa the team was only supposed to have one training session on Tuesday before facing Bafana Bafana in that high profile match on the South African football calendar.

Although this is a friendly match the South Africans are taking it serioulsy because they are using such matches to pick local players for their 2010 World Cup campaign in June.

However, Zimbabwe on their part seem not to be taking this game with the same importance it deserves. Although Zifa were aware of the game two weeks ago the local contingent of the Warriors only grouped in Harare on Monday the same day they were scheduled to depart for the match.

“It is unfortunate that we are leaving without training for the game. We will only have one training session on Tuesday  before we play South Africa,”said Shariff.

Bafana Bafana go into this match on the buoyed on by their by their 6-2 thrashing of Swaziland at the Chatsworth Stadium on Saturday. Bafana have called all their best locally based players and Orlando Pirates hitman Teko Modise will lead their assault for goals ably assisted by Gert Schalkwyk, and Franklyn Cele and Mathew Booth adding steel to the defence.

Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa has fused a team of locally based players and those based in South Africa for the tiel. The team is captained by Esrom Nyandoro and will also have Tapuwa Kapini, Thomas Svesve and new kid on the block Knowledge Musona of Orlando Pirates.

In addition the Wrriors will also feature the likes of Method Mwanjali as well as Nyasha Muashekwi, and Cuthbert Malajila, two ofm the most lethal strikers in Zimbabwean domestic football.

Zimbabwe, however, should be warned that another defeat will not do any good to their reputation and world ranking following the humiliation at the CECAFA  tournament in Kenya and in Malaysia where football is a passtime not a profession.