Warriors defender Ronald Pfumbidzai says they have to focus on the upcoming games and make sure they make the country proud.
Warriors play Botswana on Friday at the National Sports Stadium in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers.
Kick Off is 6pm.
The Bloemfontein Celtic star says they know they disappointed fans at this year’s AFCON finals in Egypt but is optimistic of getting a better result this time if they qualify this time around.
“I don’t think what happened in Egypt matters now. It’s in the past, it was disappointing to lose but now I think everyone wants to make it up to the nation, and hopefully we can put a good performance and get a better result this time.
“All three games in the tournament are going to be difficult so I can’t really say if we are going to lose or draw but all I can say is that we are going to try our best in every single game.
“And make sure that we qualify.
“Like I said it’s going to be difficult but we have to focus on ourselves and hopefully come out victorious in the three matches,” he said.
Warriors are playing two games in four days and Pfumbidzai is confident that they will manage.
“Yeah it’s tough to play two games in four days but I think everyone is used to that.
“Because where we are coming from league games are like that so I think we can manage the pressure that comes with that,” he said.
Pfumbidzai has promised to give his all.
“If given a chance to play I have got nothing to prove but to help my team achieve our goal which is to qualify.
“This is the beginning of the road to qualify so we must collect points and I believe we have a chance, “he said.
“I think we have a good squad. I have always said that I have full of confidence in my team mates and my coaches as well. I think the coaches called the players they think they can do the job for the nation.
“I am hopeful that we are going to progress in the tournament and do well for ourselves, for everyone in the country and everyone involved.”
“And I’m full of confidence, healthy and ready to represent my country.”