prominently in future tournaments.
The Silver Fox, as the new Ajax Cape Town assistant coach was fondly known, said the team had exciting talent from which coach Norman Mapeza could build a formidable side.
Zimbabwe bombed out of the 2008 Nations Cup campaign at the hands of Morocco and Malawi, finishing second in the three-team group. Their 3-1 win against Malawi in Bulawayo on Sunday was only to salvage pride and was only of mathematical interest.
“Zimbabwe has good players who can compete among the continent’s best. These include the likes of Benjani Mwaruwari and Esrom Nyandoro, around whom a competitive team can be built. I guess luck was also not on the team’s side during the qualifying campaign,” said Mugeyi.
Zimbabwe bowed out of the tournament with a solitary win. They managed only four points out of a possible twelve.
“The coach should get all the support from ZIFA (the Zimbabwe Football Association) as well,” he told CAJ News in Cape Town.
Mugeyi was a top-notch striker in his heyday, an aspect that is lacking in the current crop of Warriors.
The 1992 Zimbabwe Player of the Year represented his country in its debut appearance at the African Nations Cup in 2004 in Tunisia under the mentorship of Sunday Marimo.
That achievement was however was marred by his infamous miss from point blank range against the hosts, an error that eventually strained his relationship with the Zimbabwean fans. – CAJ News
'Silver Fox' believes national team can return to former glory
BY KGOMOTSO MZWAKHE
CAPE TOWN - Former Zimbabwe national team striker, Wilfred Mugeyi, believes the Warriors, who embarrassingly missed out on qualification for the 2008 African Nations Cup, will pick up the pieces and feature