WARRIORS DUO TRAVEL ALONE
8 November 2017
DEVON Chafa and Herbert Rusawo are set to join the rest of the Warriors squad in Lesotho tonight.
The two were added last minute and will travel on their own.
They replaced Knowledge Musona and George Chigova, players whose travel arrangements to Lesotho were different.
ZIFA spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela confirmed the situation.
“They didn’t come because there are limited flights between Johannesburg and Maseru. They are coming tomorrow (today),” he said.
The Warriors face Lesotho today and then Namibia on Saturday in international friendly matches.
Chafa told H-Metro that if given a chance he would play like it was the world cup.
“Firstly we are going to play these games as preparatory matches for the games to come.
“We are going to make sure that we will play these games on a serious level and playing them like it’s a World Cup.
“These are important matches for us and we are not going to take them for granted,” said Chafa.
“No matter which game you play, it is very important that you should come up with a favourable result and that is a win.
“We are going to take these friendly matches seriously because they also improve our rankings if we win.
“We are definitely going to give our best and see how it goes, but we are playing for improvement in our squad and achieve better rankings.”
Chafa, who has been outstanding for CAPS United this season, said Lesotho are not easy opponents.
“We are going to take our opponents seriously and underestimating their capabilities will not be an option when we play against them.
“There are no longer smaller teams in football these days because anything can happen.
“Gone are the days when you used to know that playing against Lesotho will be a massacre and plenty of goals with a score line of four goals and more,” he said.
Chafa believes there will be unity in the team despite the coming in of a number of new faces.
“Though we have not interacted much with the new foreign-based players, they seem to be good buddies and you know how it is with football.
“You always speak the same language when it comes to football. We also managed to speak for some hours, though we arrived at different times, showing that all is well in the camp and we are respecting and supporting each,” he said.