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Pay the Warriors

25 Jun 2019 at 06:30hrs | Views
Shine lads shine,  tomorrow is a do or die game. All eyes in the Sadc region are upon you. Time to seperate boys from men and give the best. Let the goals rain.

For players to remain focused and feel motivated it is the duty of the government and the corporal organisations to assist in whatever way be it cash and kind.

The government must play a pivotal role in making sure that all our national teams are catered for and looked after.

Motivation is the ingredient of the success of any team to perform, produce sound and  satisfactory results.

The reports that the  Warriors wanted to boycott the match against Egypt on the eve of the opening game due to outstanding appearance fees was in bad taste. It looks like Zifa is not learning from their past mistakes and the institution continue to ride on turbulence waters.  Why do we wait for the last minute to act. Such shambolic and unpreparedness must not be tolerated anymore.

The news coming out from home is not pleasing at all and it has a potential to psychologically affect the boys on national duty.

The reports that funds meant for the Warriors appearance fees and bonuses were abused by ZIFA are going around. The abuse of funds at ZIFA is not new and an investigation must be carried and culprits brought to book.

There are people in government that are known or alleged to have misused state funds but it's unfortunate that no one has been arrested.

Did Zifa received all the money from the fundraising and cash donated by the President? According the Zimbabwe Football Association it is yet to receive funds from the Zifa fundraising Committee. So many people are wondering where the money is right now.

Does it mean that President Emmerson Mnangagwa and crew's donated $250 000 has not given anything yet. Was it all hot air?

I have played football at primary,  secondary regional level and we were motivated a lot and teams which motovated better than us excelled well.  Certainly the news coming from home affects the psychology of the players. In their rooms players are starting to juggle the jig saw puzzle on who actually could have misused their funds.

It seems every word that starts with a Z is just crude and corrupted. We need to get things straight up and rebated the way we run our football. We have endured so many poor planning and lackadaisical approach in the way we do things.

Tomorrow the Warriors are going to face Uganda who are buoyed with a win and he lads need to be focused and forget all what happened in their previous match. Complacency should be avoided at all costs. The Warriors must grind a win against Uganda and put a smile on our frowning faces which have been affected by the current economic crisis in the country.

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