WARRIORS gaffer, Kalisto Pasuwa, was in a no nonsense mood yesterday as he brought the strike in his camp to an end, giving no room for further boycotts
By Va Gadeni
The players were given an option to go back to training while their financial issue gets resolved, or to go home, and they opted for the former.
Speaking in a telephone interview with Sportbrief News Crew, Pasuwa confirmed his autocracy citing a disturbance of plans if he give them room for industrial action.
“It is true that I had to order them to train today. I realised that no one was coming to the bus for training in the morning and then they sent their captain, Danny Phiri, to tell me that they would not train for this entire camp until they were their dues, ” Pasuwa confirmed.
“I then addressed them and told them that while they have a genuine case which should be urgently addressed, we could not afford to travel to Lesotho without preparing. We then tasked the team manager Mr Richard Tswatswa to continue pressing on the issue of payments with ZIFA,” he continued.
“I also then told them that I could not afford to travel with a squad that had not trained and asked that whoever was still not interested in training after our discussion was free to pack his bags and leave camp,” Pasuwa lamented.
The Warriors Coach admitted that although the boys are yet to be paid, the damage would only have an impact on the players hence the need to fulfill the fixture and win.
The Zimbabwe National Soccer team massacred The Crocodiles of Lesotho last Sunday at Babourfields Stadium in Bulawayo, with goals coming from Dynamos forward, Rodrick Mutuma, who grabbed a brace before Danny Phiri nailed it in the dying minutes to make it 3-1.