Warriors shift focus to Malawi
THE Zimbabwe senior men national football team, the Warriors have shifted focus to their next Africa cup of Nations assignment against Malawi on Friday.
The Warriors have put behind their heartbreaking defeat to Senegal in their opening match at the Africa Cup of Nations- AFCON with the focus now on the next match against Malawi on Friday.
The Warriors and the Flames will lock horns at Baffousam, with the two Southern Africa rivals targeting maximum points after dropping points in their respective opening matches as Malawi fell one-nil to Guinea.
There are no options with Warriors Coach Norman Mapeza admitting that Friday’s encounter is a must-win if Zimbabwe are entertaining any hopes of progressing to the knock out stage for the first time.
“Looking at our game against Malawi it’s a must-win game and looking at the performance of the boys in their last game against Senegal I was more than happy the guys really worked so hard it’s just unfortunate we conceded a penalty in the last 20 seconds of the game but what we need to do more is to make sure we create chances against Malawi, we need to be very organised in every department it’s a must-win match for us and we have to put everything to it,” said Mapeza.
Meanwhile, the Warriors have been boosted by the arrival of Bournemouth left-back Jordan Zemura.
The Warrior arrived in Yaounde last night before travelling by road to join his fellow countrymen in Bafoussam.
After taking a break this Tuesday, the Warriors were back in the training this Wednesday, with Mapeza assessing some players who were injured in the Senegal game.
Warriors manager, Wellington Mupandare confirmed that the only serious injury concern in the Warriors camp is midfielder, Kundai Benyu, who is expected to start training this Thursday.