PETER CALLS FOR MORE
13 November 2017
WARRIORS legend Peter Ndlovu says Barcelona Legends should come again for another exhibition match.
Ndlovu was speaking after a Zimbabwe select of former players drew 2-2 with the visiting team led by Rivaldo.
The former Barcelona players took the lead through Patrick Kluivert’s brace before Zimbabwe scored through Zenzo Moyo and Edward Sadomba.
“We hope this is not the only time that Barcelona are coming to play us. We need to thank the organisers as this is the kind of things that keep us together,” Ndlovu said.
Former players like Madinda Ndlovu, Moses Chunga, Benjani Mwaruwaru, Tinashe Nengomasha and Agent Sawu also played a part.
Ndlovu added: “We have a lot that happens in our country and football will always unite us. As you can see even the VP has come to watch football. So this the place that unites everyone.”
The former Warriors skipper said it was also important to plan in advance if more of the Warriors legends are to take part.
“When called upon for as long as it doesn’t clash with work, for our country it is always important that we come and play. We even have a coach here Kaitano Tembo, who is preparing for a cup final, but when Zimbabwe calls, we answer.”
Tembo is one of the most established coaches in South Africa and he was pulled out yesterday after injury.
The former Dynamos and Warriors hardman says he still has unfinished business in football.
“I achieved a lot as a player and I’m hoping that I will achieve more as a coach,” he said.
Asked on the match yesterday, he said: “It was something that everyone was looking forward to and that is why when we were invited, we felt honoured to come and represent our country, playing in a game of this magnitude.
“I think we felt honoured. I think this is the first legends project from Zifa. And for us to be the first it is something very exciting,” said Kaitano.
Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa was happy with the fans support, and promised the legends that he will go ahead and organise another match.
“This match is the first of its kind, and I am very happy Zimbabweans showed their full support.
“We now have all the confidence to go ahead and organise another match like this because we know our people will be there to support us.
“When the Ministry of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture came up with this idea I wasn’t too sure it was going to be this successful,” Chiyangwa said.
“I would like to thank our football supporters for their support and now I can promise more of these matches” he said.
Chiyangwa also applauded the Warriors legends team for their good performance.
“I think our legends played very well. This 2-2 draw shows how much committed our players are.
“I would like to thank every Zimbabwean legend who played today,” he said.