Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

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

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
Sunday needs more time
My piece on Chan 2016 last week was not intended to make an excuse for the poor showing of the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Crucial semis hung on refs' decisions
This week two English Capital One Cup semifinals were decided on mistakes by the referees and their...

Emeka Enyadike
Rwandan fans show how it’s done
One thing that endeared me to African Football growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s was the full house...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Arsenal take title credentials to Stoke
There are probably better technically but for heart-racing, blood-pumping excitement there is no...