GWERU – Chapungu gaffer, Moses Chunga has called for football to return in the country as it was their only source of living.
Razorman as Chunga was referred to during his playing time said the return of local football will help the Warriors coach in his quest to take the national team to the AFCON finals.
“I am making a passionate appeal, to the authorities, for football to return, we need to be playing the game, just like what other countries are doing,’’ Chunga was quoted by a local paper.
“It is a source of our livelihood and we also need to prepare players, for national assignments, like these upcoming qualifiers.
“There are about seven locally-based players in the Warriors provisional side. It is sad they could be the ones who will form the core of the team, against Botswana and Zambia, given the complications brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic,” bemoaned Chunga.
“It would be good if they were fit but, without football being played in the country, well, I don’t know, but I am appealing to the authorities to consider bringing back football,” he added.
A number of people have called for the return of local football but there has been no guarantee that will likely happen anytime soon.
Premier Soccer League boss Farai Jere made a passionate plea to the football association and government to make proper arrangements for return of football.
The association and the government have not issued any positive response as the country does not have proper facilities to keep players safe from the COVID-19 virus.