warriors.jpgThe scramble for a place in the historic Zimbabwe versus Brazil encounter begins  today.

A  scramble to impress interim Zimbabwe National Team coach Norman Mapeza, begins today as  the Warriors  will assemble for camp ahead of the team’s biggest ever encounter in the country’s history.


After the announcement of a squad comprising 23 local based players and 13 foreign based players on Friday, all eyes will be focused on who will win the heart of former Warriors midfielder and current warriors coach Norman Mapeza when the final squad to lock  horns with Brazil is announced.


The incredible once in a lifetime opportunity of rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s most celebrated football stars such as Kaka, Robhino, Luis Fabiano and recent champion’s league winners with Inter Milan, Julio Ceasar, Maicon and Lucio is anticipated to produce fireworks at training when players called into camp fight for places in a squad to do battle with the 5 time world champion’s Brazil.


Equally delighted are some football greats that wish they would have had such an opportunity during their heyday.

On cloud nine, are football fanatics who will get a one-off chance of watching  Brazil play on Zimbabwean soil on Wednesday.

Despite having played the game at the highest level in a period in which he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Brazil’s Ronaldo, Norman Mapeza never got the chance of playing against a collection of Samba greats but is sure to relish the opportunity of leading the Warriors as coach on Wednesday afternoon, behind a full house at the National Sports Stadium.


Zimbabwe has never in its history, faced a national team from outside the African continent, with the exception of one fake team masquerading as El Salvador in the run up to Zimbabwe’s maiden appearance at the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia.