EDITOR — The early exit of Zimbabwe national soccer team — the Warriors — from the 2016 Chan tournament was such a disappointment.
As a nation, we expected our team not to be eliminated in the early stages of the tournament but to at least proceed to the next round.
My question now is are our players serious about the game or there is something wrong with the way we handle soccer in this country.
Our team did not do enough to fight for the glory of their country.
The players have to know that playing for one’s country should bring someone joy and knowledge that one has been recognised for a particular skill.
In my opinion, the team was not well prepared and thought that just because they had been selected into the national team was enough for them to compete with other nations that have players that take playing soccer as their source of livelihood.
Even the apology from the coach Calisto Pasuwa and that the team did not prepare enough does not erase the disappointment that this particular team has done to their country and their fans.
Zimbabwean players have to take this sport as a job that will open many doors for them in future.
This was an opportunity for players to market themselves but what a disappointment.