Chiyangwa hails Young Warriors

HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has praised the victorious Young Warriors squad following their win over Angola in the final of the 2016 African Union Sports Council Region V Games in Luanda.

Zimbabwe edged the hosts 1-0 following Anelka Chivandire’s strike in extra-time to clinch the gold medal.

“Congratulations to the young boys for their valiant exploits which won them the best prize in the football tournament. The boys are a clear testimony of the kind of foundation we are trying to set up in Zimbabwean football at the moment,” Chiyangwa, who was recently elected Cosafa president, said in a statement.

“Let me also congratulate the whole technical department and the Sports and Recreation Commission for making sure that the team was well catered for during its preparations for the just- ended youth games.”

Chiyangwa urged the Young Warriors players to remain focussed in order to realise the potential they have showed and maybe one day play for the Warriors.

“I want to encourage the golden boys to keep working hard and to remain focussed till they develop into world-class talents who can play in European leagues; and most importantly who can graduate into the senior national team,” he said.

The Young Mighty Warriors side finished fourth at the same tournament after losing the bronze medal play-off 4-0 to Angola.

“To the girls, learn from the defeat this time around and continue to work hard because there is no other route to success besides hard work,” Chiyangwa said.

Comments (1)

great work to the technical team hey, keep the team intact. keep the good work coach mashiri

kumbes - 21 December 2016

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