The Zimbabwe under 23 soccer team conducted its first training session this Monday afternoon ahead of their crunch All Africa Games first leg encounter with Botswana.

From the Young Warriors’ 23 man squad called into camp, Chicken Inn player, Liberty Chirava was the major absentee, with the Friday Phiri led technical team immediately roping in Motor Action’s Nicko Francis as a replacement.

The Young Warriors, who play the Botswana under 23 side on Friday, are scheduled to depart for Gaborone on Wednesday.