Blessing Malinganiza in Cairo, Egypt
SUNDAY Chidzambwa has reiterated that they are gunning for a positive result against Uganda this evening though he admits their opponents are a good side.
The match starts at 7pm at the Cairo International Stadium.
Uganda will be buoyed by their 2-0 win over DR Congo on their first match while the warriors are coming from a 1-0 defeat to Egypt.
And knowing very well that a defeat to the Cranes today complicates their chances of qualifying for the knockout stage, Mhofu said his troops needed to fight hard.
“Uganda are a very good side. We all know they have beaten DR Congo who are also a good and solid side.
“I think we are up against very good opponents. We have to fight if we are to produce a good result, we have to fight hard for the entire 90 minutes,” said Mhofu.
Mhofu, who addressed the media at a press conference yesterday, is optimistic that his boys will put up their best show.
“I just hope and pray that we will be at our best and try to produce a good result for us maybe to get into the next stage,” he said.
Speaking at the same press conference vice-captain Ovidy Karuru believes they will go past group stages.
“As the coach has said tomorrow’s (today) game is not going to be an easy one as you all saw how Uganda played.
“They are a very good side but us as the Zimbabwean team we need to win this game at all cost.
“Because this game will determine our future in this tournament and us as players we are ready for the game,” he said.
“We know what Uganda can do but what l can promise is a good game from us. We expect to win the game also because this game will determine the future of how we will progress in this tournament.
“And we want to progress to the next round, so we will fight hard to win this game.”