Zim U20 women’s side camp in limbo

By Skilder Makona

The Zimbabwe Under-20 women’s national team is yet to go into camp ahead of their crunch World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia next month.

The Young Mighty Warriors are set to clash with Ethiopia in a World Cup qualifier but with two weeks to go, the girls are still to go into camp.

Following the announcement of dates for the World Cup qualifiers by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, last month, and given the current situation where there is no football to talk about in the country, it was expected that the team would camp for at least one month to jell.

However, there is no explanation as to what is delaying the team to go into camp, with the football mother body ZIFA mum on the situation.

Efforts to contact ZIFA Spokesperson were fruitless as his phone went unanswered.

Two weeks ago, the Sports and Recreation Commission indicated that football will resume in the country after the granting of government clearance.

For football enthusiasts, let-alone the players and the entire technical team, hopes of seeing their beloved girls progress to the next round of the qualifiers are fading each day.

Although rumours are circulating that the games might be in doubt due to a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases especially in Southern Africa, it, however, would be safe for authorities to avoid waiting for last-minute arrangements should the games go on as planned.