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By Mugove Chigada / Published on Wednesday, 04 Jan 2017 17:46 PM / No Comments / 729 views

4 January 2016


WARRIORS coach Kalisto Pasuwa has described the attitude of his players in camp as splendid, saying there is promise for something special in Gabon.

Zimbabwe national football team will leave the country for Cameroon on January 8 ahead of an international friendly on January 10 in Yaoundé.

They will then connect to Gabon just before the 2017 AFCON finals start on January 14.

In group B the Warriors first game will be against the Desert Foxes of Algeria on January 15 at Stade de Franceville.

Senegal will be next on January 19 at the same stadium before a showdown with Tunisia on January 23 at Stade de l’Amitié.

“Now we are saying to the boys lets go and improve from where we ended when we played our last two AFCON finals.

“Our main job here is to first qualify for the quarter-finals before we can talk about anything.

“In the few days that we have been in training, we were very splendid in everything that we were doing, even the attitude of the players. We broke camp and came again yesterday,” Pasuwa said.

Only Knowledge Musona and Mathew Rusike were not part of the morning training yesterday.

Musona was expected to arrive in the afternoon while Mathew was excused from camp to go to Tunisia and seal a new club deal.

Khama Billiat, who had earlier been given time to rest, joined camp on Monday and looked lively during the morning training.

“We trained yesterday (Monday) in the evening and again today (yesterday) we are back and having high intensity training. And the way they are pushing shows they are going to do something special in Gabon,” Pasuwa added.

On the issue of Mathew, he said: “Mathew Rusike had a problem and he has gone to Tunisia to sort out contractual issues.

“He is changing a club from where he is and going to a new club in Tunisia. He is coming back.”

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