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Young Warriors leave for Angola


The Young Warriors who were expected to leave for Angola this morning are now set to depart tomorrow on a direct flight to Angola.

The team was initially set to leave this morning via South Africa, but it appears the cash-strapped Zifa wants to cut costs and have changed the travelling arrangements for the team.

The Young Warriors are set to play Angola in the second leg of the African Under-20 Youth Championship qualifier.

Zimbabwe are trailing 1-0 from the first leg and desperately need a win to turn the tables in order to advance to the next round of the qualifiers.

The Young Warriors were troubled in the first leg by pacy forward Matheus Domingos who scored the priceless goal for the visitors.

However, team manager Patrick Mutesva said the travel arrangements were not the best for them as it would mean they might fail to get a feel of the match venue.

“It’s not the best travel arrangements that we wanted, but it’s beyond our control. Ideally we would have wanted to be in Angola at least by Friday (today) so that we have a feel of the match venue. But now we might fail to train at the match venue. It will depend on the time we
arrive there,” said Mutesva.

The team manager said they had added two new players to the squad that fell to Angola in the first leg in Harare with Darryn T striker Kelvin Bulaji and Blue Rangers forward Paul Nyikadzino joining the travelling team.

The Young Warriors have been boosted by the return of Power Masters defender Vincent Mbira, who missed the first leg after accumulating yellow cards in the previous qualifiers against Botswana.

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