Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
GEORGE Chigova has warned his teammates against complacency going into Sunday’s crucial encounter against Congo Brazzaville at the National Sports Stadium.
The Warriors face the central Africans in a match they need at least a draw to qualify for Egypt finals.
And for Chigova, going into the match with the idea that a draw is enough might come to haunt them.
The Polokwane City shot stopper said there is no room for errors if they are to get a positive result.
“I think everyone is ready for this game, they know what’s at stake, there’s no room for errors.
“We know what we have to do, we just have to prepare for the game and get a positive result on Sunday.
“Going into this game, we want to finish the campaign on a high note, so getting a victory is going to be good for us and for the country as well,” he said.
Chigova says they should not go into the game looking for a draw but rather a win.
“We are not going into the game looking for a draw because that will cost us.
“So for need to go there, being positive, looking for the victory,” he said.
Warriors drew 1-1 with Congo Brazzaville in their backyard and Chigova admits that it’s going to be a tough encounter but hopes for a positive result.
“Yeah we know that it’s going to be a tough game like the one before, it was not going to be tough but this one is going to be because they also have got everything to play for.
“If they beat us they will qualify for AFCON so we know it’s going to be a tough game but like l said we know what’s at stake for us.
“We just need to go there, do what the coach needs us to do and l think everything is going to be good for us,” he said.
Sunday Chidzambwa’s boys had the opportunity to wrap up their chances of qualifying when they played Liberia but squandered it.
“These things happen in football, so we wanted to wrap it up like before in our game against Liberia but it wasn’t meant to be.
“So now we still have the chance to do it, the destiny is in our hands.
“We are looking for favors from other teams; we have to do it for ourselves so we know what’s at stake for us.
“So we just going to get there and get a positive result and then we know that we are through to the Afcon,” he said.
On his message to the fans he said:
“My message to fans is that they must just come in numbers to support us we know what’s at stake.
“We are in this together it’s not like we are going to play for ourselves.
“We are playing for the nation so we need them to rally behind the boys.
“We know that it’s going to be tough but they mustn’t give up on u, they must just keep supporting us until the end,” he said.