The man being hyped as the new Peter Ndlovu, Knowledge Musona on Thursday said the Warriors will be looking for nothing short of victory when they face islanders Cape Verde at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday in a Group A Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The fact that the Blue Sharks currently occupy the top spot has prompted more vigour in Musona and his team mates to outwit the emerging football nation on Sunday.
Cape Verde lead the group with three points after stunning Mali with a 1-0 win in the opening match while Zimbabwe and Liberia have one point each after sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw in Monrovia last month.
“I know that the whole nation is looking at me and people are saying I play like Peter Ndlovu.
I must say I’m flattered to be compared to such a great footballer because I used to admire him when I was growing up.
“He used to score goals and I like scoring goals too.
My job as a striker is to score goals and that is exactly what I’m going to do on Sunday.
We want to beat Cape Verde so that we get three points from them and top the group provided Liberia does not beat Mali,” said the Kaizer Chiefs livewire.
But he warned those who will throng the National Sports on Sunday.
He said: “While I acknowledge that the spotlight is on me, people must know football is about team work.
The game is about 11 people so people must come and cheer up Zimbabwe not just one person.
I think we will beat Cape Verde for as long as we get the support from the fans.”
His attacking partner Edward Sadomba who has been in red hot form for Sudanese giants Al Hilal was equally combative about Sunday’s encounter.
Sadomba has so far guided Al Hilal to the semi-finals of the Caf Confederations Cup with him being the second top goal scorer in the competition.
“It is an honour for me to represent a country with more than 15 million people and you don’t want to let all those people down.
I promise to do my best on Sunday and at least score one goal if I’m selected.
“I’m in great shape at the moment having guided my team to a semi-final spot in the Confederations Cup.
I hope to have the same form on Sunday and destroy Cape Verde because our aim is to get the three points.
“The fans must be patient with us on Sunday especially if we don’t get early goals.
We will not be under pressure on Sunday because we are used to playing before big crowds,” said the slippery winger.