Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
WARRIORS defender Tendayi Darikwa says apart from winning Sunday’s Afcon decider against Congo Brazzaville, they need to bring entertainment to their fans.
The Nottingham Forest man jetted in the country yesterday to join the camp as the countdown to the National Sports Stadium affair continues.
Darikwa said the idea is to get the positive result and excite thousands, who are expected to pack the giant stadium.
“I’m really excited to be playing for the country on Sunday. And now l am here to join my teammates in camp.
“(It’s now time to) rest, train and hopefully be ready by Sunday,” he said.
Sunday Chidzambwa’s men top Group B with eight points with a point enough to take them this year’s finals to be hosted by Egypt in June.
“As a player my approach is to win the game, It’s obvious we want to win. We all know a draw will make us qualify.
“It’s a home game for us so we want to entertain the fans, score some goals and obviously win the match.
“Hopefully there will be lots of goals and some excitement. We will try our best and qualify for this tournament,” he said.
After 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture, Darikwa believes the Central Africans pose a threat to them.
“They are a threat and l am aware that the first game was a draw in Congo.
“So they are capable of competing with us but we just have to be good and take the game to them. Hopefully we will win.
“My message to my team mates is just to be ready and pick up opportunities as well. Be ready and hopefully we will make everyone proud,” he said.
Darikwa, who missed the Warriors’ previous game against Liberia due to suspension, will be looking forward to bouncing back in the starting lineup.
“I was disappointed to miss the last game, obviously I wanted to be here and help the team.
“I got suspended so unfortunately I couldn’t be there but now l am back and hopefully I can help the team get the result on Sunday,” he said.