Warriors coach, Zdravko Logarusic, said that he will no longer call for duty players who have shown disrespect for the national team and the country.
Logarusic was speaking to the media on Sunday ahead of the Warriors’ clash against Chipolopolo at the National Sports Stadium in Harare tonight. He said:
I only work with those players who have shown commitment and unquestionable patriotism.
We have players like Onismor (Bhasera), Terrence Dzvukamanja and others, who have always shown that they respect national team call-ups.
Yet, we have players who have shown utter disrespect to the same. We are not going to be working with them anymore.
The Croat revealed that he will give a chance to some fringe players in tonight’s dead rubber against Zambia. He added:
It’s not like I have two or three different teams in my camp, but every player should be given a chance to show what they have to offer.
However, former Warriors midfielder Alois Bunjira is against Logarusic’s move to shut the door on some players.
In a social media post, Bunjira said the Warriors technical team should remember that football “does not end in 2022”. He said:
Tisavhairire ma players with 2022 qualification as if bhora rabva ragumira ipapo. 2022 qualification is not the highest we can go.
There is so much more football to play and so much more to achieve than this and after this Afcon 2022 qualification.
The squad needs to be continuously built. Not the time to stop and starting giving each other mbhasera.
January is still far away and each player will still have to earn their place. Those that helped us qualify, we will give them bonuses and say thank you.
But everyone Zimbabwean has to fight for his place for Afcon 2022.