8 March 2019
ARAR midfielder Abbas Amidu says he is overwhelmed by the Warriors recall ahead of the Afcon qualifier encounter against Congo-Brazzaville on March 24.
Amidu has been included in the provisional squad called up by coach Sunday Chidzambwa.
In his previous assignment with the Warriors at the 2018 Cosafa senior men’s tournament, Amidu failed to make an impact.
The former CAPS United forward, who is currently with the Saudi Arabian second-tier side, says he is excited about the comeback and is looking forward to be in the final select squad.
“I am grateful to God for this opportunity and thank the whole management for reconsidering me to play in the national team.
“I was not expecting it and not sure if I would still be considered into the national team but in football it is always about working hard and being focused, to never give up that’s why games are played for 90 minutes,” he said.
Asked about his experiences at his new base, Amidu says he is adapting well to the team.
“After COSAFA I learnt a lot from that experience including the importance of hard work.
“In football any player can be on and off form, it is football even Messi or Ronaldo have experienced that.
“My stay at Arar now is enjoyable as I have gotten used to they play and have adapted well,” Amidu said.
Zimbabwe lead group G and need at least just a point against Congo Brazzaville at home to confirm their place at the 2019 AFCON finals.
This will be their fourth AFCON overall appearance.