ZIMBABWE’S preparations for the 2015 Euro-Africa Zone Group II tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina are expected to gather momentum next week when the players arrive in the country for camp ahead of the crucial tie set for March 6-8 at Harare Sports Club.
Team captain Martin Dzuwa told NewsDay Sport in an interview yesterday that the quartet of Takanyi Garanganga, Benjamin Lock, Tinotenda Chanakira and Mark Fynn were expected to start arriving in the country on Saturday.
“At the moment, we have been working hard here together with Wayne Black, but the training camp will start next week when the players arrive from their bases in Europe and the United States.
“They might be ranked higher than us, but I believe the tie will be evenly poised. We have been doing our homework on them. They have some good players. In fact, their top seed actually played at the Australian Open. Despite all that, I believe it’s still 50-50. We also have good players and we will have the advantage of playing at home,” Dzuwa said.
The Davis Cup tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to generate a lot of excitement among local tennis fans, who last watched their team playing on home soil nine years ago.
By Daniel Nhakaniso