Warriors in dry display

by | Sep 3, 2021 | Sport | 0 comments

Staff Writer

The Zimbabwe men`s football could have hypnotized the country to sleep with its drab display in a World Cup qualifier against neighbouring South Africa.

Both teams could not string decent passes, blasting balls off the ground which every half chance at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.

For the host country it was nothing new, they have been out of sorts since the emergence of Zdravko Logarusic as the head coach.

Zimbabwe was not at full strength missing regular names like Marvellous Nakamba and Tendayi Darikwa whose English clubs refused to release them.

A makeshift team which saw Onismor Bhasera, a left back, playing centre back was assembled.

He was partnering an injured Alick Mudimu, who failed to train yesterday nursing an injury.

Those who did not watch the match did not miss anything, as the Warriors did not create a single clear-cut chance.

The midfield of Thabani Kamusoko and Marshall Munetsi tried hard to contain the threat brought by new Al Ahly talisman Percy Tau in opposition colours.

It is almost a good thing that CAF and FIFA refused to agree to ZIFA`s proposal to have 10 000 fans in the stadium, they would have been bored to near death with the goalless display.

The dry match has brought into debate the capabilities of the current Warriors coach, Logarusic who has managed only one win in 12 matches.