Sikhumbuzo Moyo Senior Sports Reporter
THE Mighty Warriors will on Monday shift their camping base from the City of Bulawayo to the capital with Zifa claiming the change was necessitated by logistical challenges in preparing for the trip to Tanzania next weekend. The squad has been in camp in Bulawayo for the last one and a half weeks. Zifa claims the shift in base is because of logistical challenges in preparing for the Tanzania journey.
Mighty Warriors coach, Shadreck Mlauzi confirmed that they will be going back to the capital to continue with their camp. “It’s back to the capital on Monday, we’ve enjoyed our camp here in Bulawayo. The team came here because of Nust which is a sports science institution as well. Our players were subjected to a number of world class tests which will go a long way in determining the players’ fitness levels as we count down to both the Tanzania qualifier and the Olympic Games,” said Mlauzi who is assisted by Sithethelelwe Sibanda with Barry Daka as the technical director.
Mlauzi said they are happy as the technical team about camp and would be even happier if they don’t break camp.
“Our camp so far in Bulawayo has been excellent, this is what we’ve been crying for as coaches. We want to effectively have five weeks of camping with friendly matches as well so that by the time we depart for Brazil the girls will be mentally and physically ready for battle,” said Mlauzi.
The Mighty Warriors take on Tanzania in the first leg of the Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers next weekend with the return leg back home two weeks later. If they brush aside the East Africans they will have one more hurdle to clear in either Zambia or Namibia.
The 12th edition of the championships will be held in Cameroon from November 19 to December 3.