Loga slams ungrateful Football Fans

by | Jul 19, 2021 | Sport | 0 comments

Alex Ndhlovu

As the saying goes as ‘a poor Carpenter blames his own tools.’
Zimbabwe warriors coach Logarusic Zdravko has blamed the unavailability of his selected star players, as reason why he performed badly at the recently held Cosafa Cup tournament in South Africa.
Warriors were knocked out of the tournament in the group stages and only managed to collect two points of possible 12.
In an audio circulating in the social media Loga feels he was let down by players who lack commitment for national duties.
“Let me just say a few things about the Cosafa tournament, we lost five starters even before the tournament started. The day before leaving, Knox Mutizwa decided not to come on the last training, Evans Rusike got injured. Kelvin Moyo, two days before decided not to come. Can you imagine our team with Kelvin Moyo as our central defender, Knox and Rusike as strikers? And then Perfect (Chikwende) and Godknows (Murwira) tested positive to Covid-19 before leaving(sic),” Loga said.
Loga said the replacements he got did not rise to the occasion.a
“Perfect as right winger, Godknows left full-back, Kelvin Moyo as a central-defender, Evans Rusike and Knox as strikers, I think that’s the team that should be up there together with Ovidy (Karuru), Jimmy Dzingai, Washington Arubi and two or three young boys. But that team never came to Cosafa because five players decided not to come because of this and that. In the middle of nowhere we just called five other young boys to give them exposure,” said Loga.

Loga said football fans must be grateful and give him credit for qualifying to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be held in Cameroon next year.
This is despite the fact that the bulk of the points had already been earned under Joey Antipas and Norman Mapeza.
Loga’s next assignment will be a World Cup qualification match against rivals South Africa.