10 September 2012
Zimbabwe are stepping up their preparations for the Homeless World Cup in Mexico City and coach Farai Mweta is confident of bringing home some silverware.
Team Zimbabwe are returning to the tournament after a 3-year absence due to financial constraints.
The Zimbabwe Youth Achievement Sports for Development have already selected nine players to take part in Mexico City. Seven of the team’s players were drawn from Hartcliffe Extension while the other two are from Mbare and Mutoko, respectively.
The players selected are Joseph Mashamba, Talent Sanyangore, Moreblessing Gwauya, Tinashe Manjeeso, Abel Mavhura, Romeo Mungazi, Tashinga Makumbe, James Yolamu and Naison Jojo.
Coach Farai Mweta is optimistic ahead of Mexico City: “There are still a lot of things which need attention. For instance, players are still training without soccer boots and football shirts. The challenges might be there but I am still confident we can bring one of the trophies home because we are working with a talented group of players who are hungry for success. We want to go and lift our Zimbabwean flag high out there.”
Zimbabwe have been drawn in Group G for the Homeless World Cup and will face Portugal, Austria, USA, Romania and Sweden in Mexico City.