today where they are scheduled to connect a flight to Germany where they will get a flight to Poland.
Warriors’ legend Peter Ndlovu is coaching the team and revealed yesterday that his boys were ready for the big show.
“The team is ready for the tournament, we have done enough training as we introduced how each player should take the ball, what we call positional sense.
“The boys now know what a striker does and many other positions in football.
“I am very glad that the fitness for the boys is good and during our session they have been enjoying and taking it seriously.
“I think we should do better this time around as the team is just developing,” said Ndlovu.
The Flying Elephant, who is also the Warriors’ assistant coach, will miss the team’s preparations for their World Cup tie against Guinea this coming weekend.
Among the new crop of players who will represent Zimbabwe at this youth’s tournament are Reward Muza, Panashe Nyahwa, Matthew Jack, Mark Jack, Takudzwa Muskwe, Xesha Ndlovu, Tatenda Muringani, Divine Mhindirira, Ozias Zibande, Marlvion Maradzi, Nyasha Galayi, Graig Chidhakwa, Stanely Mhare, Panashe Chibvongodze, Emmanuel Jalayi and Tapfumaneyi Chigava.
“We are well equipped unlike the 2010 team that we took to Madrid where they played well,” said Ndlovu.
“This year’s squad seems to be more equipped as they are coping with the new techniques that I am coaching them.
“The team is motivated as we have also highlighted to them that the VW World Junior Masters is not just about winning but this is also a chance for them to open their career in football.
“I am happy that the boys are well geared and, hopefully, they will bring the cup home so their careers will start on a higher note.
“We are looking at affiliating them as the Under-16 team when we come back from Poland.”