The Young Warriors technical team is fretting over the fitness of striker Brian Five and midfielder Tatenda Dzumbunu ahead of their African Youth Championships second-round tie against Angola at Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday.
Five who turns for Zimbabwe champions Dynamos and Dzumbunu of Shabanie Mine did not take part in the team’s friendly against ZPC Kariba on Sunday owing to the injuries. Five pulled a muscle while Dzumbunu also has a muscle strain but team manager Patrick Mutesva said the injuries were minor and the pair is expected to resume light training today.
“Brian Five and Tatenda Dzumbunu are the only injury worries for us so far, but they are being assessed by the doctor and should start light training tomorrow (today),” said Mutesva.
The Young Warriors were beaten 2-0 by ZPC Kariba and Mutesva said
the Kariba outfit gave them a good practice match ahead of the showdown with Angola.
“They gave us a good practice match ahead of the Angola match. The coaches are using these practice matches to try various combinations, so we are not reading much into the results,” said Mutesva.
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