Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mapeza Explains Decesion To Name Musona New Warriors Captain

Zimbabwe-Warriors interim coach, Norman Mapeza has explained why he handed over the captain armband to KV Oostende marksman Knowledge Musona.

Mapeza who was reluctant to appoint the new Warriors captain after the omission of former captain Willard Katsande in the squad to face Liberia on 11 June, revealed his favorite candidate on Tuesday 6 June, explaining that the Belgian based forward is a dedicated and committed national team player.

“I think Knowledge has shown massive commitment to the national team. He is a good role model to the upcoming stars.

“I think he has also shown that he is someone very disciplined,” said Mapeza.

As humble as always, the 26-year-old Norton-born star admitted he was surprised by the decesion but accepted it as an honour.

“ It was rather a surprise for me, I wasn’t expecting it,” Musona said.

“But this is part of football. It is an honour to represent your country”

“It is not like I will be leading alone. It is not an individual thing to lead the national team, but everyone is a leader and it is more about teamwork than anything else,” he said.

Ngezi Platinum skipper and former Dynamos defender Partson Jaure was named vice-captain, replacing Cuthbert Malajila.

The Warriors have since re-grouped after the weekend break with all players in camp including Khama Billiat who is expected to be assessed by the Warriors medical team.