COSAFA: Mighty warriors face uphill task

By Sport reporter
THE COSAFA Women’s Championship has come as another timely reminder on the need for stakeholders to come up with ways for the resumption of domestic football.
The Mighty Warriors technical team is facing a team selection headache in the absence of competitive football action in the country.
The Zimbabwe women national football team would naturally be hoping for a better tournament this year after a forgettable campaign at the last edition of the Cosafa Women’s Championship.
The Mighty Warriors did not prepare well for the regional tournament due to Covid-19 restrictions but the situation has not changed with women’s football having been on ice for almost two years.
With the tournament set for next month ZIFA are yet to get the green light for the team to participate as alluded to by the local football governing body’s spokesman Xolisani Gwesela.
“We have not been authorised by the Sport regulatory body to prepare and participate in this tournament hosted by South Africa it is therefore our plea to the SRC to grant us the authorization to participate in this tournament,” he said.
The 2021 Cosafa Women’s Championship will be played from the 15 to the 26th of September in South Africa, with twelve teams battling it out for the coveted trophy.
Zimbabwe are in Group B alongside last season’s runners-up Botswana as well as guest nations Tanzania and South Sudan.