The Warriors were unhappy with the quality of accommodation at ZIFA Village which could have seen one room accommodating five beds and a toilet, rejected the Mt Hampden venue before their New Year’s eve break. ZIFA however, tried to force them into taking up residence at the Village by deliberately ensuring the squad did not have any hotel booking on their return to camp on Monday afternoon.
It emerged that the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe had to chip in after players had threatened to return to their homes after the Monday afternoon training at Gateway High Schools.
FUZ through their president Desmond Maringwa booked the Warriors into a city hotel but because of the footballers’ body’s limited resources, they could not accommodate coach Callisto Pasuwa and his technical crew. Pasuwa and his technical crew are staying at the ZIFA Village while the players are in the Central Business District at a hotel with the parties having to meet at the training venue and relying on mobile phones for communication.