Is Gorowa up to the task?

EDITOR — It is slowly dawning on me that Warriors coach Ian Gorowa is failing to improve his squad after the two games that we have seen so far.

While I would not want to be a prophet of doom, just like in the previous Chan editions we might return home early.

The level of play by our national soccer team is far from exciting.

Dynamos forward Simba Sithole was struggling for goals in his local club during the second half of last season.

If I am not mistaken, he scored only two goals in the last half of the season.

Why Gorowa and his technical team decided to merit a forward who was not scoring goals instead of other forwards like Triangle’s Misheck Mburayi and Njabulo Ncube baffles the mind.

While I would not want to blame Simba Sithole alone for the poor showings, other players like Ali Sadiki, Donald Ngoma and Tawanda Muparati must prove their worth to the national team.

Why Gorowa continues to play Milton Ncube at left back when the player is an attacking midfielder is another area of concern.

We have Augustine Mbara who is at home in that role.

Again, I would have expected after the Morocco game, that Gorowa would bench some of the players who were off colour during that match.

The players who are worth any special mention are the defensive quartet of Hardlife Zvirekwi, captain Partson Jaure, Eric Chipeta and goalkeeper George Chigova.

In the do-or-die encounter against the Burkinabes on Sunday I would expect the whole team to up their game as we are in need of nothing short of a victory.

We still can qualify for the second round if we can up our game.

Papa Lapa,

Glen Norah


Comments (5)

I agree that Milton ncube is not the man for the job. Tongai chiworeso of Harare city or Ronald pfumbidzai caps united are the best left backs in the country. They defend and supply balls

taurai - 18 January 2014

What have our boys been doing on the pitch for 3 hours, if they were not scoring or conceding goals? The answer is simple: Running. So if they are basically runners, then their coach should be Tendai Chimusasa, not Ian Gorowa.

machakachaka - 19 January 2014

prophet of doom, shame they made it

gasselerp - 21 January 2014

tonde - 22 January 2014

kkkk bhora harisi nyore vakomana ,dont rush to critisise being a journalist does not mean automatically you are a good coach and analyst ,coaches strategise my friend ,look they are improving with each and every game ,shame on you Gumede s mouth piece ,we know there is someone from Bulawayo waiting for the job ,kkkk manje mamama

sinyoro - 28 January 2014

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