By Courage Bushe
The Warriors’ lifeless performance which saw their world cup hopes being crashed after a one-nil defeat by Ghana at the National Sports Stadium this Tuesday has triggered fury among key stakeholders and fans.
The Warriors’ hopes of being part of the 2022 Qatar World Cup set for Qatar came to a crashing halt after their 1-nil loss to the Black Stars of Ghana drove the final nail into the coffin.
While qualifying for the world cup was always going to be tough for a team that has won just once in 16 matches, it is the manner in which the team performed on home soil that has left many questioning the players’ commitment and how local football is being administered.
So many things went wrong before the match against Ghana with the Black stars even arriving in Zimbabwe earlier than the Warriors after their match in the Cape Coast last Saturday.
This has infuriated local football fans who believe there is need for a change of guard at Number 53 Livingstone Avenue in Harare.
Some blamed the ZIFA administration for being disorganised, as evidenced by the manner in which the Warriors traveled behind their opponents back home.
Bafana Bafana of South Africa are still at the top of Group G with 10 points after beating Ethiopia by a goal to nil in Johannesburg, while Ghana are second with 9 points.
But when you look further at the log table it tells a story of a team that has lost direction with Ethiopia ahead of the Warriors with three points, while Zimbabwe anchor the log standings with just a single point.