Olympics – prep should start now

BY SAVIOUS KWINIKA

JOHANNESBURG - As the nation prepares well ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games to be hosted in China, Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is being challenged to start making thorough preparations now if the nation is to make some meaningful challenges.

Zimbabwe, yet to

qualify for any international football tournaments such as the world cup and the Olympic Games, is being urged to start planning in order to avoiding sending ‘skeleton’ teams during the qualifying stages.
Former CAPS United and Eastern Highlands junior soccer player, Kundai Mutasa, who is now training with Wits Football Club in Johannesburg, told CAJ News that thorough preparations should start as a matter of urgency.
“I am here in Johannesburg to prepare myself well ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games. Presently I am training with Wits University Football Club in order to gain shape, the much required physical, the right mental and psychological fitness,” said Mutasa. He believes Zimbabwe can make it to the Olympics, given enough financial backing by individual business people, the corporate world and the government during the qualifying stages. He says the Zimbabwe Under-23 team has the potential to dislodge the so-called African football giants such as Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon and Ghana to book a ticket to the 2008 Games. – CAJ News

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