Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
Warriors midfielder Danny ‘Deco’ Phiri played in the AFCON tournament two year ago in 2017 in Gabon and the star reminiscence on their experience, weakness and what they need to work on.
The Golden Arrows star says they need to rectify mistakes made going into this year AFCON.
“In the last AFCON we made a lot of mistakes that we want to rectify going into this one. Because the less mistakes you do the better for you to win, that’s it.
“The mistakes that we did costed us a lot so right now l think we are going to go there and make less mistakes. If we do that l think we will get positive results in each game we play,” he said.
“Fans should know that l always give 100 percent to my nation, that’s me l always put Zimbabwe in front.
“Zimbabwe we are a team, we back each other. You saw it in the games we’ve played.
“We play as a team and obviously we’ve got Knowledge and Khama but we play as a team. So whatever strategy that we come up with, everyone has one objective in mind which is to go and win.
“So we can’t be worried about any player because at the end of the day he is human. We don’t know how we will play on that day, so what we will do is to go out there and play as a team and hopefully we will come right.”
Phiri says that though they are under pressure since most players just ended their seasons, they want to do well in the COSAFA and AFCON tournaments.
“We are under pressure but all we need to do now is to manage the energy levels because everyone has been playing.
“As a nation every tournament that we go into, we are serious about every tournament. Our coach has an objective and we respect that, we want to make sure that if we want to win it, we win it.
“The go and do well in the Afcon again so every tournament is important to us. We are in a tough draw, Uganda have been doing well,” he said.
“Teams that are in our group are not minions but us we know what we want so we just have to go there and do our best.
“We can’t go there and say we will lose to this team, that’s why l am saying every match is a must win.
“Because last time we didn’t have a win and people thought we were going to win. And right now one of our objectives is to win each and every game that we play.”
My season has been okay, we could’ve done better but we are okay