Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Zimbabwe

Klaus Dieter Pagel @ SS com

Pagels looks to Europe



With 2014 World Cup qualifying duties approaching in March, national team coach Klaus Dieter Pagels wants to have a closer look at the country’s Europe-based players.

For now the main players from Europe who have featured for the Warriors are Archford Gutu, former Kaizer Chiefs hitman Knowledge Musona and Ovid Kalulu.

Now the coach wants to give a chance to players like Quincy Antipas and Bradley Pritchard as he prepares for the qualifiers and beyond.

Pagels told supersport.com that he wants to forge together a competitive squad, that includes influences from home, neighbouring South Africa – where many Zimbabwean footballers ply their trade – and overseas, primarily in Europe.

“We want to build a strong team together and that’s why I want to give more European-based players a chance,” said Pagels.

“Our philosophy will be on the European kind of football and since they are playing there they understand it better. That’s doesn’t mean we will over look the local players. They will be the core of the team. We just want that mixture of both local, South Africa and Europe-based players,” explained the German, who was handed the managerial reins in November last year.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref Moss was right to banish Jose
Referee Jon Moss recently banished Manchester United and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Wenger will take the point
The last time Arsenal were as poor as they were this weekend at Old Trafford was in Robin van...

Segun Odegbami
The next African Player of the Year!
The award ceremony for the 2016 Best African Player of the Year comes up in January in Nigeria, but...

Sunday Oliseh
Why no love for Leipzig?
With 12 German Bundesliga league games played, this team has now won nine matches, drawn three,...