Geophrey Sifani, Sports Reporter
THE Mighty Warriors got down to serious business yesterday with fitness and body measurements tests being conducted on the girls at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) in Bulawayo.
This was the Mighty Warriors’ first port of call since going into their long awaited camp at a city hotel on Monday.
Coach Shadreck Mlauzi said the tests are important and key to having a successful camp.
“This acts as a guide to the coach on whether to start with intense physical training or aerobics and what sort of training we should conduct,” said Mlauzi.
“These tests indicate every player’s fitness levels and also determine the amount of training compared to the amount of effort needed to improve the performance of each individual,” Mlauzi said.
“We’re going to get a series of strength tests and other various tests that will guide us in the short time we have before the African Women Cup of Nations’ qualifiers.”
The 25-member squad was expected to be joined by five other players in camp last night.
A friendly match against Botswana has been lined-up for the women’s team to prepare for the African Women Cup of Nations’ qualifiers.
The girls’ last competitive match was their 1-0 victory over Cameroon in the final qualifier of the Olympic Games in October 2015.