'Zim football's future bright'

HARARE - Zimbabwe Under-20 coach Tafadzwa Mashiri has declared a bright future for Zimbabwean football after watching his Young Warriors settle for a silver medal at the just ended African Union Sports Council Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games in Bulawayo.

Mashiri’s teenagers reached the finals before losing 3-0 to Zambia, who brought to the games an Under-20 team instead of the stipulated Under-17s.

Despite missing on the gold medal, Mashiri had reason to be proud of his team.

He said: “I was quite impressed with the overall performance of the guys. They performed beyond everyone’s expectations and reaching the final was an achievement for these kids.

“Remember the Zambians were fielding the Under-20 side but we still managed to match them man-for-man. I think we need to keep the team together going forward. In these youngsters, we do have a bright future.

“It was a good developmental tournament for the boys. There was good competition from the other teams and how these boys sailed through was awesome. We also need to take into account that the schedule was hectic for these young players. Imagine playing three matches in three days. It’s too much for the youngsters.”

Thembalethu Mthunzi, Kelvin Shangwa, Thomas Kadyaridzire and Ishmael Munsaka were some of Zimbabwe’s best players of the tournament.

Comments (1)

KKKKK ,who are you Mashiri in soccer,you are just a place holder only called for cover -up kuti kudyiwe mari,kkk you are a disgrace .... bright after such a humiliation,you must be crazy,go back where you come from.

sinyoro - 16 December 2014

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