13 December 2017
   
$420k ivory destined for Malaysia seized
Council staffers in $174,000 swindle
Liberia: Presidential run-off date set
US sets terms, orders army off the streets
MDC-Alliance to US: please don’t forget Zim
Chinamasa sees good times as Zim gets $1,5b
$15b billion looters in ED’s govt: Bishop
Tsvangirai victory certain: MDC-T youths
MORE NEWS
Willowvale rejects bond notes
Challenges facing Pres Mnangagwa
MORE BUSINESS
Jah Prayzah dreamt about cemetery attack
Voter registration proof to watch show
MORE SHOWBIZ
Jose Mourinho: City lack education
Sundowns coach retains Khama Billiat hope
MORE SPORTS
Coup: why the China role theory is hollow
Zims duped! It’s about Zanu PF for ever
MORE OPINION
 
Interview: Gonda Hot Seat with Coltart
The Mugabe prophecy that never was
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Warriors launch COSAFA title defence
12/07/2013 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
Special assistant Warriors coach ... Ian Gorowa
 
RELATED STORIES
Government promises Warriors $88k support
Gorowa slams player managers, agents
Gorowa pays as Warriors refused food
ZIFA agree Warriors kit deal with Umbro
Warriors edge Mozambique friendly
Warriors ready for Mozambique
Gorowa tries new faces for Mozambique
South Africa 1-2 Zimbabwe
Gorowa names squad for Mozambique tie
Warriors drop two places in rankings
Crunch Warriors Zambia tie called off
Gorowa targets Zambia revenge
Zim hit by injuries ahead of key tie
PSL suspends games to back Warriors
Warriors get past Mauritius, face Zambia
Gorowa leads Warriors to crushing win
Warriors turn attention to Mauritius
Mambare handed Warriors armband
Chidzambwa urges Warriors self-belief

THE Warriors begin their quest for a fifth Cosafa Cup title when they take on Malawi at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia on Saturday afternoon.

The tie will be followed by the clash between Namibia and former winners South Africa.

Zimbabwe won the southern African championship the last time it was held in 2009 after beating Zambia 3-1 in the final. It was the fourth time the Warriors had claimed the title.

The Warriors arrived in Lusaka on Thursday morning aboard a chartered Air Zimbabwe flight after Zifa president Cuthbert Dube paid for the trip to avoid a six-hour road trip.

Aboard the flight was ‘special’ assistant coach Ian Gorowa, who will be watching the Warriors for the first time since his appointment last year. Gorowa is also tipped to take over if ZIFA and current coach Klaus Dieter Pagels fail to reach an agreement over a contract extension.

The Warriors squad was whittled down to 19, from the original 20, after Nicholas Alifandika suffered a knee injury in training on Wednesday and the technical side decided against bringing in a
replacement.

The national team, which will also face Mauritius on the weekend of July 26-28 in the first leg of the African Nations Championships (Chan) are captained by Highlanders attacking midfielder Masimba Mambare and includes fringe players like Felix Chindungwe, Hardlife Zvirekwi and Ronald Chitiyo.

Making a return to the team is Caps United goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube, who is expected to be handed a first team jersey, and FC Platinum midfielder Charles Sibanda.

How Mine’s Simba Sithole and Castle Lager Premier Soccer League top scorer Tendai Ndoro are expected to lead the Warriors attack in search of a semi-final place.

Malawi, on the other hand, are coached by former Warriors coach Tom Sainfiet, who only lasted three days in charge of Zimbabwe before he was bussed to Botswana after failing to get a work permit.

He took charge of the Flames of Monday after watching them fall 1-0 to Mozambique on Saturday in a friendly match.

The Warriors and Malawi drew 1-1 last month in a friendly handled by Pagels’ assistant Lloyd Mutasa.

Malawi have called-up veterans Joseph Kamwendo, once on the books of South African giants Orlando Pirates, and Fischer Kondowe.


Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker