Zdravko Logarusic: Zimbabwe coach insists he is not worried about home stadium ban

Published on: 03 March 2020

Head coach for the Zimbabwe national team, Zdravko Logarusic says he is not worried about their home ban.

Nicknamed the Warriors, the South African country that is also Ghana’s opponent in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers has been banned from using any of their 3 national stadiums for their qualifiers to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) banned the country from using the stadiums after they failed to meet the set international standards required by the body.

Speaking in an interview in reaction to Zimbabwe’s woes, Coach Zdravko Logarusic says he is not worried because he is confident it will not have any effect on his team

“Hosting Algeria away from home will be difficult for us. Playing before our supporters always make life difficult for the opponents and easier for us but we are Warriors, we have to be in the war and win it anywhere”, the Croatian tactician said.

He added, “It won’t be easy but our nickname, the Warriors, means we cannot give up easily. Whether we play in Zimbabwe, South Africa or Zambia, we are ready for war. We are not intimidated but truly speaking, we would have loved to play our game in front of our own fans who can intimidate the opponents.”

“This is why it is called home advantage. But, we are dealing with what is on the ground. We have to play football and win anywhere”.