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Zimbabwe Warriors Friendly Match Against Lesotho Called Off

A friendly match set for Wednesday between Zimbabwe's national soccer team and that of Lesotho was called off Tuesday because travel funds were not available.

The cancellation represented a setback for the Zimbabwe Warriors because the game was intended to put an edge on their play for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Morocco coming up next month.

Coordinator Henrietta Rushwaya of the committee that raises funds for the national team said the Zimbabwe Football Association needed to put its house in order to avoid such disappointments in future. She said ZIFA put off asking for funds until the last minute, though such approvals normally take 30 working days.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's Young Warriors will face Cameroon’s under-23 squad on Wednesday at Rufaro Stadium, Harare, in an Olympic qualification match.

Cameroon, a former Olympic soccer champion, is favored, but Zimbabwe fans hope the home ground advantage might foster an upset by the Young Warriors.

Reporter Marvellous Mhlanga Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe interviewed Cameroon midfielder Ronald Djam about his team's prospects.

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