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We have funds for Afcon 2015: Zifa boss

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ZIFA says it has mobilised resources for the Warriors’ 2015 African Cup of Nations campaign.

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cuthbert-dube.Speaking during an induction workshop for the association’s secretariat on Tuesday, Zifa president Cuthbert Dube said resources will be available when the Warriors kick start their campaign for a ticket to Morocco where the continent’s biggest football tournament will be staged.

“Resources will be availabe. We are mobilising resources for the team. The draw for the 2015 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers was pretty fair for us but we don’t want to be complacent,” Dube said adding that the association was close to acquiring a farm as it seeks to set up a commercial arm which would help to generate revenue to service various debts.

Zimbabwe were drawn to face Tanzania in the second round of the tournament.

They will start the campaign next month with an away trip to Tanzania during the weekend between May 16-18 for the first leg before hosting their opponents in Harare two weeks later.

Should the Warriors win against Tanzania, they will face the winner between Mozambique and South Sudan.

If they progress, they will join Group E which has 2012 African Cup of Nations champions Zambia whom they knocked out of the Chan qualifiers last year, Niger and the Cape Verdé Islands, who denied the Warriors a place in the 2012 African Cup of Nations finals in the last group match.

Zifa have extended Warriors coach Ian Gorowa’s tenure and has been asked to take charge of the team until 2015.

Gorowa is now expected to name the squad for the match against Tanzania. He will however, be without chief striker Knowledge Musona who is injured while Khama Billiart is also doubtful owing to injury.

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