ZIFA president Phillip Chiyangwa today paid tribute to Prophetic Healing Deliverance Ministries’ Prophet Walter Magaya for his benevolence in hosting and accommodating the Warriors camp at his newly opened Waterfalls Hotel ahead of the crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier tie against Liberia on Sunday at the National Sports Stadium.
Chiyangwa together with the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Makhosini Hlongwane visited the Warriors camp and also later held a closed door meeting with Prophet Magaya where they discussed football matters.
Chiyangwa addressed journalists on the sidelines of the Warriors training session flanked by Prophet Magaya and Omega Sibanda at the PHD complex in Waterfalls.
The ZIFA boss said he was grateful to the PHD Ministries founder for his generosity which stretched back before his tenure when he supported the Mighty Warriors.
Prophet Magaya said he was only doing his duty just like any other Zimbabwean citizen who is keen to see the team scale to dizzy heights.
Warriors interim coach Norman Mapeza said all was well within the camp and expressed satisfaction with the start to the camp after conducting his first full training session with all the 25 players he called up for camp.
Mapeza ruled out making further additions after calling up Lincoln Zvasiya and keeper George Chigova as replacement to injured Caps United duo of Edmore Sibanda and Denis Dauda.
Chiyangwa also took the opportunity to address the Warriors technical team and the players after their training session while former Warriors coaches Sunday Chidzambwa of ZPC Kariba, Chicken Inn’s Rahman Gumbo, ZIFA technical director Wilson Mutekede and Yadah Stars coach Jairos Tapera were also in attendance.
Zimbabwe will begin their campaign for AFCON 2019 with a home tie against Liberia at the giant National Sports Stadium this Sunday.
Among the foreign based players who are now in camp include Belgium-based striker Knowledge Musona and Netherlands based midfielder Marvellous Nakamba.