New era for young warriors

Blessing Malinganiza

YOUNG Warriors coach, Simon Marange, believes that the Four Nations tournament in Lilongwe, Malawi, will introduce the future Warriors stars.

The tournament initially involved Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the hosts.

But, the Zambians pulled out at the last minute leaving just three participants.

Marange is set to preside over his first international assignment following his appointment as Young Warriors coach.

“We have not been around for two to three years so this is a chance for us to bring the right culture, the right integrity and pride in playing for the junior national teams.

“It is definitely a new chapter as these young players have not had international exposure.

“For this Four Nations tournament, we are just going to build and create the right football language which we will work with going forward.”

The Young Warriors coach revealed there was a lot of excitement within the camp ahead of their first test against the Malawi Under-20 national team today. They will play Kenya on Friday.

“We are focusing on ourselves and playing the right way and we are not going to look at things we cannot control,” said Marange. It’s unfortunate, we would have loved to play Zambia but, obviously, they are not here and our focus is now on playing Malawi tomorrow (today).

“When we go into this tournament, we are going to zoom in into our team and see if we can translate the training sessions onto the pitch, obviously, this at a base level.”

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