News:Pasuwa Speaks On Warriors' Failure To Leave For Guinea Ahead Of Afcon Qualifier

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<vote /> The Zimbabwe Warriors did not leave as scheduled on the overnight flight for their final 2017 Nations Cup qualifier against Guinea in Conakry on Sunday and are now only expected to fly out of Harare in the early hours of tomorrow. They are scheduled to arrive in Conakry late tomorrow night and will not have a feel of the stadium, as they had planned, but plunge into action the following day. Earlier indications were that the Warriors were scheduled to leave in the early hours of this morning for Guinea, but complications arose yesterday, forcing a change in the travel arrangements.

There were suggestions late last night that only 11 players, and the coaching staff, will now leave Harare with another four Europe-based players, including talismanic forward Knowledge Musona, set to join their counterparts in Guinea.

Warriors coach Callisto Pasuwa raised concern over the team's travel arrangements,

I think one area (we need to improve) is how we prepare ourselves. I foresee some problems that will come with the way we are travelling. We wanted a day or two in Guinea together with the other boys who are going straight to Guinea, but again I don’t know now and we will have to see how we are going to do it.

Pasuwa believes the match on Sunday, in West African conditions, will give him an indication of what they are likely to face in Gabon in terms of opposition,

As a coach, it is one area you shouldn’t say I have already qualified and this game doesn’t matter at all. We need to have a solid team, a continuation of what we have been doing, remember there are some of the games we have been playing and we have been having problems in our team so we want to rectify those problems and see how best we can fare. Remember there are teams from West Africa who play like Guinea, so it is one area we will be able to judge ourselves in terms of how we can play them, especially playing away from home.

Pasuwa has called on the services of two home based players namely, Ronald Chitiyo and Godknows Murwira.

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