Rest Mutore, Sports Reporter
WARRIORS captain Alec Mudimu has urged his teammates to keep it simple and basic for them to post a positive result against Somalia tomorrow.
Zimbabwe host the Ocean Stars in a 2022 World Cup preliminary round second leg encounter at the National Sports Stadium.
And Mudimu, who has been named the team’s captain in the absence of Knowledge Musona, said they are not operating under any pressure.
Joey Antipas’s men shockingly lost 1-0 in the first leg that was played in Djibouti last Thursday.
Knowing very well that they now need to win by a two-goal margin to progress, Mudimu said they are not pressing the panic button.
“I’m more than confident we will overturn the deficit and we’re looking forward to winning the game.
“We just have to keep it very simple and basic, there is no pressure, we are going to play to please the fans and win,” said Mudimu.
The Cefn Druids man also spoke on the responsibility he was given to lead the team, describing it as a dream come true.
“Being a leader, to captain the team, I have always dreamt of this as a young boy and now it’s coming true,” he said.
He, however, said he will continue working hard to better himself as a player.
“I will continue to work hard, there is not many ways I can really describe how it feels to represent the country and being the captain. I’m very proud, I will continue to feel honoured and proud so long I continue to captain the team and getting national team call ups.”
He also spoke on their surprise loss to Somalia concurring with his coach that they got desperate for a win towards the end of the match.
“These things happen in football, it just wasn’t our day, we got too desperate towards the end of the second half and we got punished by a counter attack,” he said.