Tadious Manyepo

Sports Reporter

WARRIORS interim coach Norman Mapeza has revealed the two objectives he will be chasing at the Four Nations Tournament in Malawi which gets underway tomorrow.

The tournament features the hosts, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

Zimbabwe are scheduled to get their campaign underway against Zambia in the semi-finals tomorrow at the Bingu National Stadium.

Malawi play Kenya in the other semi-final at the same venue later in the day.

“I am more than happy that everyone is here. The guys are pushing. The desire is there, the hunger is there and the attitude is very positive,” said Mapeza.

“Everything looks okay. You can tell from the way the boys are dressed. There is a massive improvement from the previous camps we have done.

“It’s a game of football, you know, first of all we need to win our games. Secondly, it is so much to do with the assessment of these guys who haven’t been here before.

“So, there are two objectives here, the first one is about winning games and the second one is to assess the guys who haven’t been here before.”

That he will be retained as the Warriors mentor is not guaranteed but once he takes notes on the new recruits, Mapeza will be well-positioned to decide their future, in case he continues.

Or, at least, he will be able to share the information with the technical director’s office for the benefit of the country.

Some of the new lads in the team include the Dynamos pair of Kevin Moyo and Emmanuel Jalai as well as Junior Makunike.

Goalkeeper Marley Tavaziva, who plays for Brentford B team in England, defenders Shane Maroodza (Hudderfield Town) and Joey Phuthi (Sheffield Wednesday), midfielder Tivonge Rushesha (Reading) and Botswana-based striker Daniel Msendami, who turns out for Jwaneng Galaxy, are some of the new faces in the camp.

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