Zimbabwe women's national team celebrate
Wednesday Apr 11, 2018. 11:30
Zimbabwean women’s national team coach Sithethelelwe Sibanda has called for the re-establishment of the national league.
She said this after leading her team to the final round of the CAF African Women’s Championship Qualifiers over Namibia on Sunday.
Sibanda emphasised the need for a national league which would help to prepare players for tougher international competitions.
Her players struggled for match fitness when they played Namibia even though they went on to win their second leg qualifier 2-0.
“There is really nothing going on the women’s football and am sure everyone knows that. Our physical and match fitness is at zero. So it is really difficult for the players to perform to the best of their abilities,” she said to the News Day.
“After the match with Namibia, we need to prepare and try to keep the team together. Our intention is to grind results from the onset of this tournament.
“I would like my players to stay in camp as we prepare for Zambia. If we want to reach Ghana we have to put in a lot in our preparations and a functional league would have helped us a lot.”
Zimbabwe managed to cruise past their West African neighbours to earn a ticket into the final round of qualifiers where they will face Zambia.