1 December 2016
…propose AFCON camp in Yaoundé
THE Warriors are expected to play an international friendly match against Cameroon in Yaoundé on January 10, next year.
The Warriors are using the match as part of preparations for AFCON 2017 to be hosted by Gabon.
The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, is scheduled to commence from January 14 to February 5.
The Warriors are expected to make use of the four days before AFCON in Cameroon having won two other preparatory friendlies against Zambia and Tanzania last month.
FIFA match agent Joe Kamga confirmed in a letter written to ZIFA President Philip Chiyangwa.
“Dear president after our conversation. I address to you of a possible friendly between you’re ‘A’ team men national team and the Cameroon of the same category on January 10 in Cameroon.
“Condition of the match will be as follows, we can provide 32 persona for four nights and three days with accommodation, local transport, security and visas, the letter said.
Kamga further stated that the Warriors might further camp in Cameroon ahead of their route to Gabon.
“Bear in mind that Cameroon can be an ideal place to continue with your preparation before going to Gabon since Yaounde is 35 minutes flight to Gabon. Food and drinks are the came in Cameroon. The weather conditions are the same in Cameroon and Gabon. There is no group from your group camping in Cameroon, so discretion is guaranteed.”
Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa is expected to select a squad to go for AFCON in the fortnight.
In the previous international matches against Zambia and Tanzania, Pasuwa opted to blend local and foreign based players.
With players like Costa Nhamoinesu, Evans Rusike and Blessing Moyo all missing out due to injuries and England-based pair of Macauley Bonne and Tendayi Darikwa not featuring due to documentation issues, Pasuwa fielded numerous local based players.