Young Mighty Warriors begin preps

Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter

YOUNG Mighty Warriors coach Rosemary Mugadza says early camping will do them good ahead of the FIFA Women’s U20 World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia next month.

Mighty Warriors began camp on Monday and Mugadza has named a provisional squad of twenty-five players to prepare for the first-round.

They play the first leg on 22 March away and the return at Barbourfields is set for the 27th.

“The early camp is good for us since the league has not started yet so we need to work on the fitness.


“Basically the Super League has started training but Division 1 hasn’t and that’s where most of our players are.

“We need to work on fitness, coordination’s, player’s flexibility and to work well on some combinations,” she said.

Mugadza says they want a positive result when they play Ethiopia.

“We are looking forward to a great game against Ethiopia and we want a positive result.

“We do not want to take anything from them or underrate them but we want results so that we can qualify for the next round.

“We will take advantage of the home game,” she said.

She added that she is grateful that the players are available and the cooperation by players’ parent clubs.

“We actually wanted to come in camp earlier and we are grateful for this time.

“Everyone has been cooperating towards this camp and we didn’t have any problem with the parent clubs. Everyone is in camp except Ennetty Chimhere who has an exam on Friday and will join camp on Sunday,” she said.

Mugadza retained the core of the squad that defeated Malawi in the opening phase of the qualifiers, after Malawi on a 2-1 aggregate score line in the preliminary round while Ethiopia thrashed Burundi 7-1.


Provisional Squad


Cynthia Shonga (Harare City) Melisa Chinwadzimba (Conduit) Tariro Chirume (Faith Drive)


Precious Baison (Auckaland) Pationa Nyamugure (Faith Drive) Moreblessing Bwende (Harare City) Sharon Teterai (Black Rhinos) Annie Ndura (Conduit) Alice Moyo (Faith Drive) Sarah Chioko (Harare City) Greatwin Dzawo (Faith Drive) Vanessa Makoni (Harare City) Lauryn Mpasi (Street Set)


Faith Chezhara (Harare City) Ennetty Chimhere (Hearts of Oak) Valeria Packry (Harare City) Beata Chako (Maningi) Anita Moyo (Hearts of Oak) Rennie Mudimu (Faith Drive) Shyline Dambamuromoro (Faith Drive) Tinotenda Taurai (Faith Drive)


Dinah Rose Banda (Queen Lozikeyi Academy) Tinotenda Sakara (Harare City) Talent Bizeki (Maningi Melody) Chikore (Faith Drive)