Brazilian Brito to Lead Warriors on Thrilling First Match in 20 Months[Image Credit: Facebook]

Brazilian Brito to Lead Warriors on Thrilling First Match in 20 Months

Brazilian Baltemar Brito, the newly appointed Warriors coach is set to lead the Zimbabwe national football team to their first match in a staggering 20 months. The team is gearing up to take on Botswana in a thrilling Independence Cup showdown scheduled to take place in Gaborone on Saturday.

Long-Awaited Return to Foreign Soil

The upcoming game will be the Warriors’ first foreign soil appearance in almost two years. Their last victory occurred on January 18th, when Knowledge Musona and Kuda Mahachi sealed a memorable 2-1 win against Guinea during the 2021 AFCON finals in Cameroon.

Introducing Brazilian Coach Baltemar Brito

Brito and his Warriors Technical Team

Leading his debut assignment as coach is Brazilian strategist Baltemar Brito, instilling renewed hope among Warriors’ supporters. Assisting him are Genesis Mangombe and Bongani Mafu, creating a formidable coaching partnership.

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Botswana’s Hopes Dashed for Double Celebrations

Botswana’s Independence Day celebrations on Saturday will be bittersweet as their hopes for hosting the 2027 AFCON finals were dashed. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to grant the hosting rights to the PAMOJA joint bid by Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, leaving Botswana’s aspirations unfulfilled.

Fans Share Their Opinions

Brazilian Brito Training In Botswana

Warriors fans have expressed a mix of emotions regarding the team’s prospects.

Raymond Matsenhura:

Even Jose Mourinho has faith in this guy. 💪 Its an Honour to have someone who is a friend of the Special one as our Warriors Coach.

Nadoh Fyah:

That’s life, sometimes you’ll win and sometimes you’ll Chelsea.

Shinkie B Mahlanganise:

I doubt nothing good will come outa Zimbabwe until further notice

Joe Brugshot Pamawa:

Let’s give it time

Ba Natalie:

Obsession yacho with foreign coaches who can’t deliver 😁… ipai vana vevhu mari iyo

Tapiwa Willie:

Let’s give him support

Thomas Karakadzai:

For a visit only yes