Afcon 2015: Zimbabwe vs Tanzania :’We’re ready’

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WARRIORS striker Edward Sadomba says an early goal will unsettle the Tanzanians in the decisive 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations first round, second leg football qualifier at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow.

WELLINGTON TONI

The Warriors are down 1-0 from the first leg and need two clear goals to progress to the second round where they are likely to meet Mozambique.

Sadomba, with five goals in the Caf Champions League, arrived in the country yesterday from his Libyan base and joined the rest of the team at the match venue for an afternoon session.

“It feels great to be here and I thank God. It has been a long journey and I am little bit tired, but tomorrow (today), I will be fine.
“The morale is high in camp and obviously we have to do our best to win the match. We might be trailing 1-0, but anything is possible in football. Like I am saying, we have to do our best.

“We can’t let them (Tanzania) settle in the match. We need to get an early goal and if we do that, we can then go on and win the match,” Sadomba, who plays for Al Ahli Benghazi in the Libyan top-flight league, said after yesterday’s session.

Sadomba said he was grateful that Zifa had reduced the gate charges for rest of the ground to $1.
“We need the fans to come and support us,” he said.

Yesterday afternoon’s training session emphasised more on attacking and coach Ian Gorowa was clear on tomorrow’s mission.

“We need goals and we are positive. The morale is high in camp and we just have to do the job on Sunday (tomorrow). There is always pressure, even when we were playing in the first leg in Tanzania, there was pressure, and so I can’t say there is pressure now,” Gorowa said.

Sadomba and Tendai Ndoro are likely to lead the Warriors’ quest for goals in tomorrow’s match although Cuthbert Malajila, who blew hot and cold in the first leg, could still get a starting berth.

Kuda Musharu, if he makes the final 18, will be another option.

That will mean Sadomba will operate from the right wing, Denver Mukamba from the left and Ovidy Karuru will take on the creative role.
Gorowa said he had little worry about his defence when asked if an all-out attack would not open a window of opportunity for a counterattack by the Tanzanians.

“The defence has always been our strength. I have no problems with that,” he said.

George Chigova, Hardlife Zvirekwi, Milton Ncube, Eric Chipeta and skipper Patson Jaure will form the back five, with Danny Phiri just ahead of them and hardman Willard Katsande playing in a more advanced role.

Yesterday’s session was watched by injured striker Knowledge Musona, who was ruled out for six weeks after suffering an injury while playing for his South African club Kaizer Chiefs in the just-ended season.

The Warriors will train again this morning, while Tanzania will be at the match venue at 3pm.

The Taifa Stars were reportedly on the verge of being locked out of their lodgings last night as Zifa had not paid up for their stay.

Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela said everything had been sorted.

10 COMMENTS

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  4. Wena Wellington Toni, do you mean you are telling the coach 2 field Denvor Mukamba & Edward Sadomba. Mukamba is not playing @his team while Sadomba is a failure kuNational team.

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