Pasuwa bemoans fatigue, Chiukepo doubtful starter

Nyasa Big Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa is concerned about his charges’ fatigue ahead of this afternoon’s CAF Champions League first round second leg tie against FC Platinum in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. .

The People’s Team arrived in the City of Kings on Thursday after a long road trip from Blantyre.

Flashback: Bullets Chiukepo Msowoya (C) in full flight against Gor Mahia in Nairobi

Having left Blantyre on Wednesday by road, Bullets had a stopover in Harare and conducted a loosening session before progressing to Bulawayo.

“So far so good but [our only worry is] fatigue. We trained in the morning and you could see the legs are heavy, but we are trying our best to see how we can manage this with the doctors,” he was quoted as having said by www.herald.co.zw.

The former Zimbabwe national team and Dynamos FC mentor also fears that battle-hardened forward  Chiukepo Msowoya might not make it for the showdown after sustaining a hamstring strain on Thursday.

“We have one player, Chiukepo Msowoya, he could not train, he only got involved for two to three minutes, he is down with a hamstring injury and that is a setback for our side.

“But the other 21 guys we brought, I think they are okay, we will have to see tomorrow at training.

“Today, we trained on a grass pitch, just like Barbourfields, and you could see the players are trying to adapt, the ball was moving slowly.

“But we hope by Saturday the boys will be fresh enough to do the job,” he said.

Pasuwa’s assistant Peter ‘Mjojo’ Mponda yesterday played down Chiukepo’s imminent absence from today’s showdown insisting that they have enough arsenal.

“We have equally good strikers that can fill his big boots,” he said.

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