Blessing Malinganiza in Cairo, Egypt
ZIMBABWE face Uganda tomorrow in their Afcon Group A second encounter at the Cairo International Stadium and defender Alec Mudimu has warned his teammates against complacency.
While there has been a conviction amongst Warriors fans that the match will be a walk in the path for their team, Uganda’s performance against DR Congo might have brought a different mindset.
Mudimu said the Cranes are a good side and they will not take tomorrow’s match lightly.
“Uganda are a very good team, organised. I have a lot of respect for their technical team, it’s very good,” said Mudimu.
The CEFN Druids player, however, said they need to get a win and keep their chances of breaking the jinx and go beyond the group stage alive.
“It’s not a game that we are going to take lightly. But we are expecting to get a result, a positive result,” he said.
Zimbabwe are participating at the Afcon finals for the fourth time and Mudimu said time has come for them to make their country proud.
“We are working very hard and preparing very well. We want to make sure that we win this game, we must win. So we have been preparing well in training.
“We want to do better and make our country proud, we know what’s expected of us and we will try to fulfill that,” he said.
Mudimu said they have drawn some lessons from their 1-0 defeat to the hosts Egypt in the Afcon opening match.
“In our game against Egypt we didn’t do enough in front of goal and that’s what we will be working on as a team.
“That’s one thing I feel we didn’t do, otherwise we did very well in that game.
“We are working towards what might have cost us and we want to do better in our next game,” he said.
Sunday Chidzambwa’s men are preparing for tomorrow’s encounter with Edmore Sibanda and Nyasha Mushekwi yet to be confirmed fit.
The duo, who was injured during the Egypt encounter, has been by the team Doctor Soma Mudariki who said he needs to do another assessment.