Ian Gorowa has once again threatened to quit as Warriors boss because only four players reported for Zimbabwe's camp. Goal speaks to the coach
Zimbabwe are preparing for Sunday’s dead rubber World Cup qualifier against Mozambique.
Only four players of the called-up 25 reported for camp on Tuesday, while the majority opted to play mid-week league matches with their clubs.
Zifa and the Premier Soccer League decided to stage mid-week league matches in a move which limited Gorowa’s intended time with his charges.
Chicken Inn defender Felix Chindungwe and his clubmate Danny Phiri as well as Ali Sadiki and Blessing Chimwamuchere were the only players who turned up for training together with second assistant coach Jairos Tapera and team manager Patrick Mutesva.
Gorowa and first assistant Callisto Pasuwa did not feature for the training session which was subsequently cancelled.
“This just shows we are not serious about football and sometimes it makes me think again if it is worth it carrying on as coach,” Gorowa told Goal.
“I have always stressed that I need more time with the players but it seems some people do not appreciate that. The same thing happened prior to our home game against Zambia and we all thought it is a lesson learnt. But we are repeating the same mistake,” he said.
The rest of the players will report for camp on Friday and will only manage two training sessions before the Mozambique game.
Gorowa nearly threw in the towel in the run up to the Chan qualifier, first leg match against Zambia last month in a similar situation in which the Zimbabwe PSL instructed the release of players in the national team camp for club duties.
Zimbabwe and Mozambique meet in a Group G match in which they are both out of contention for the 2014 World Cup.
Gorowa has included only Willard Katsande as the foreign-based player in his squad.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows coach is using the match to gear up for the Chan qualifiers to be staged in South Africa next January.