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Mapeza Wants Warriors AFCON Squad Retained For 2023 Qualifiers

Mapeza Wants Warriors AFCON Squad Retained For 2023 Qualifiers

Former Warriors coach Norman Mapeza said that the players who were selected for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Cameroon should be retained for the upcoming 2023 AFCON qualifiers.

The FC Platinum coach believes that while it is important to use the under-23 team as a feeder to the senior national team, players in their early thirties who are still performing should be retained. Said Mapeza:

My wish is for us to keep the same group of players together. If there are any additions to be done; definitely there’s going to be some changes to be done because someone who was in this (AFCON) tournament this January next year might be 30/32 years.

But I’m not really worried about the age because if the guy is still performing and looking okay why not give them an opportunity?

And also I think we need to pick from the Under 23’s and if they can train together now, maybe they can be then injected into the senior team.

After a year it is going to help us a lot because some of the guys (in the current side) are now ageing. If we look at the guys like Onismor (Bhasera, who is 36 years old), they have done their part.

And guys like (Gerald) Takwara, I was talking to him now, he is 27 so we need to start building again for the future tournaments.

Mapeza’s contract with the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) ended at the conclusion of Zimbabwe’s campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon last week.

More: The Herald

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16 Comments

Larry 5 months ago

Ndoda colour ye team chete. Yellow inonyatsoita


Tkt 5 months ago

@Rwadzi Gunsmoke apo mareva baba, the team must be maintained too kwete kungoti rohwei chinjei Coach zvese nemaSquad yacho haaa, i think maintaining the same squad for atleast the 2 tournaments will work for the BEST
@JackBauer baba maka dhakwa imi, mai ona bhora here imi kana kuti kungo commenter zvamunonga musina kuona? That celeb was done after a win iwe wotaura nyobvo dzako idzo kwanaaaaaaaaa


Rwadzi Gunsmoke 5 months ago

Point yako Mdhara Normara ndobvumirana nayo hangu koz prblm yatinayo maZimba kungorohwa takuchinja coach hapasi pane nyaya...nyaya iri pakuti toita juniour policy toziva kuti next 5 yrs tikugadzira team sezvakamboita Ghanna yakazonetsa sei gud point Mapeza


Manikiniki 5 months ago

Retaining a losing team! Whats the point mdara Mapeza?


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Jack Bauer 5 months ago

Ka celebration ako ndiko kakavarovesa 😂😂


Bright 5 months ago

Unoziva bhora her iwe

Stranger From the Forest 5 months ago

Hazvishandi izvi. Bhasera, Musona, Madzongwe out


Nimrod mandishona 5 months ago

Chiita coach ugovadzinga iwewe

Bright 5 months ago

Mu team munoda ma senior manje

🇿🇼Warriors 🇿🇼 5 months ago

Team rese takurida kuno kuma boozer titambire hwahwA not nyika


WaveOfChange 5 months ago

@Warriors..sha takuda vafana vadiki,avo machembere

wadi 5 months ago

Wakupenga


wadi 5 months ago

Wakupenga


BASTIA 696 5 months ago

WE'RE SICK & TIRED OF SEEING THE SAME OLD GUYS GETTING SELECTED FOR NATIONAL DUTY. IT'S BETTER TO GO & SCOUT FOR PLAYERS IN SCHOOLS. THE OLD HORSES HAVE DONE THEIR PART & FAILED. WE WANT NEW BLOOD


Bright 5 months ago

Ma fixers acho atovepo hre


Gogodera 5 months ago

Kkkkk vatotengesa 2023


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