THE Warriors will finally be rewarded for their qualification for the third edition of the African Nations Championships (Chan) this afternoon when they meet Zifa president Cuthbert Dube and local businessman Farai Jere.
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A motor vehicle package will also be announced for the Warriors.
The Warriors, against all odds, beat Zambia 1-0 at their fortress, the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola two weeks ago, to complete a remarkable start for new coach Ian Gorowa.
Gorowa took over from German mentor Klaus Dieter Pagels after the Warriors lost 2-0 to Zambia in the Cosafa Castle Cup final on July 20 and has gone for four matches without a loss. In his first match in charge, the Warriors thumped Mauritius 3-2 in the first leg of the Chan qualifiers before recording a 1-1 home draw.
Zimbabwe then drew 0-0 against Zambia at home in the final Chan qualifier, which led many to believe they would be knocked out, but they turned the tables with Charles Sibanda scoring the invaluable winner in the 63rd minute to seal qualification.
Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela said last night: “The national team will meet the Zifa president tomorrow (today). They will be presented with incentives by the president and Farai Jere. This is in recognition of the wonderful effort that the team displayed in qualifying for the Chan finals.”