NEWLY—APPOINTED Zimbabwe Under-23 coach Kalisto Pasuwa could get an opportunity to assess his playing personnel as Zimbabwe seek to start preparations for the 2016 Brazil Olympics.
Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela said the association was pursuing a possibility of staging an international friendly for the Young Warriors.
Gwesela said they were targeting Libya or one of the neighbouring countries to allow the new coach to assess some of the players he would use for the 2016 Olympic qualifiers.
“We are still pursuing the possibility of staging an international friendly match for the team to afford the new coach an opportunity to assess his playing personnel. We are still looking at Libya as one of the teams we could play against or any other team from the region, but there is nothing concrete at the moment,” Gwesela said.
On Friday Zifa announced appointments to all the junior teams save for the senior team — the Warriors which was disbanded last week by the soccer controlling body.
The association elevated former Under-23 coach Kalisto Pasuwa to head the technical team following the departure of Peter Ndlovu who left the post to take up a job in South Africa as Mamelodi Sundowns team manager.
His appointment was at the recommendations of the Zifa high performance technical committee which monitors all national teams.
Pasuwa who is also head coach of league champions Dynamos, is tasked with leading the Under-23s to the Olympic Games that will be hosted by Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.