Morale boost for Warriors


The Warriors will not be walking alone at the Cosafa Cup tournament with popular fans’ group, the Friends of Warriors travelling to South Africa to offer support.


The group backed the Warriors to fourth place at the Chan tournament last year after invading Cape Town where they drummed up support from Zimbabweans resident in South Africa to paint the Mother City with red, yellow and green national colours.

About 50 supporters are on Wednesday expected to travel by road to host village of Moruleng via Botswana which is a shorter route.

Friends of the Warriors spokesperson Zivanai Muwashu is confident they will once again be the dominant cheerleaders in Moruleng.

“What delayed us from travelling to South Africa is that the tournament is running for a longer period so we could not be there for two weeks due to limited funding.

We have had slow response from our traditional sponsors but we are optimistic we will make it there and some people are willing to commit their resources,” Muwashu said.

“Our football is at an all-time low but we are the all-weather friends of the Warriors. I believe with much support, the team will be able to atone for the recent past failures. We are taking this tournament seriously.

This is the team’s perfect opportunity to prove the doomsayers wrong by raising high the country’s flag and making every Zimbabwean happy. This is their perfect opportunity. They must do the country proud.”

The Friends of Warriors also applauded Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader, Prophet Walter Magaya for his timely financial intervention that helped the Warriors’ preparations and travelling to South Africa.

Magaya donated R560 000 ($54 000) last Wednesday and prayed for the team.

“We are very grateful for the prophet’s support. You can see after that assistance the preparations have been very smooth.

That is what we need in football. That was a very patriotic gesture from the Man of God,” Muwashu said.

The Friends of Warriors will honour Magaya after the Cosafa tournament with an award.