5 June 2018
WARRIORS striker Evans Rusike was delighted to score the team’s first goal against Botswana but he says it is now important to focus on the next game.
Rusike got the opener in a COSAFA cup quarterfinal match that eventually ended 1-1 and was decided on penalties, 3-1 in favour of Zimbabwe.
“Scoring the first goal for my country is really a good thing and I am proud of myself.
“It is a good thing we managed to go through to the next stage. Our next assignment is not as easy as it might seem because the last time we played Lesotho they defeated us,” Rusike told H-Metro.
“I am however confident that this time around we will win. History doesn’t count when it comes to crucial games like this one, we won against Botswana yet the last encounter was just the opposite, so the same thing will happen to Lesotho.”
The Supersport United striker have for long played cameo roles in AFCON qualifiers and COSAFA could be a stage to show his real capability.
“I cannot deny that I am happy and satisfied with my performance against Botswana.
“I am working hard, as a striker you have to create goals or score. It is my wish to score more goals in future games.”
Whilst preparing for Lesotho on Wednesday, injured Ovidy Karuru is also in his mind.
“Ovidy is a good player and going through without him is really a big blow for us,” he said.
Rusike is yet to make a real impact at Supersport after he crossed the floor from Maritzburg.
“I am happy with my move to Supersport. I am slowly getting used to the environment, it wasn’t easy for me during my first days.
“It was quiet hard because I just arrived and got a position in the first team, so to then get to the groove was not that easy.
“However, I am hoping for a better season next season. I am hoping I will do even better, and get much better opportunities in future,” he said.