mandigora david.jpgSome yesteryear soccer greats say despite Zimbabwe’s aggregate 5-1 victory over Swaziland in the African Nations Championships, the Warriors still have a lot of work to do if they’re to make a positive impression on the continental stage.


The Warriors’ demolition of Isihlangu in a CHAN first round qualifier has impressed many, who believe that the good times have resurfaced.


Two players who lit the soccer arenas in their heyday, former Dynamos midfielder David Mandigora and former Caps United leftback Charles Sibanda however reckon people shouldn’t consider the Warriors’ win as a sign of their resurgence following a downward spiral in their perfomance in recent years.

The Warriors’ next assignment in the CHAN qualifiers is against the Seychelles who beat Namibia 2-1 on aggregate to book a place in the second round of qualifiers.


The Seychelles do not have a feared reputation in African football; hence they are not expected to provide a formidable challenge in the Warriors’ bid to qualify for the finals of the biannual tournament.


A pertinent question some may ask is whether being paired with another weak opponent is good for the Warriors in their endeavour to revive the days of old, reminiscent of the late Reinhard Fabisch era, when they used to bring smiles to the faces of millions of soccer followers with some spell binding performances.