Warriors coach accused of letting star players do as they please
Warriors stars partied with controversial businessman Genius Kadungure, who died in a car crash Sunday, at Dreams Night club a few days before Zimbabwe national football team clashed with Malawi in an international friendly in October.
Warriors coach Zdravko Logarušić is now accused of showing favouritism after he granted Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba and Turkey-based defender Teenage Hadebe a free night out while the rest of the squad was in camp at ZIFA Village, causing divisions in the national team.
Irate players told Kukurigo Sport that Logarušić had no basis to extend the favour to the two foreign-based players.
“The coach granted the players permission to go out of camp. It was said that the permission was to go and see their families, but it turns out it was a free night out with Ginimbi before returning to camp (at ZIFA village) the next morning,” one player said.
“These players’ families are based in Bulawayo and we were in Harare, so the claim that the players had been authorised to go and see their families was clearly false and designed to cover up favouritism.”
The players returned to camp the next day, late for training, but the coach appeared more furious with South Africa-based defender Devine Lunga for joining the two.
“Devine was told he was no longer part of the coach’s plans and he should pack his bags and go back to his base,” an impeccable source said.
“However, the other two players interjected and said that since they were together they would also leave along with Devine, that’s when the coach decided against firing Devine. Its player power at best. He is not in control.”