Zimbabwe who is with zero point and occupies the last position on the Group A classification table have vowed to give in their all in their last group game against one of the group’s favourite Mali to at list return home with pride.
The team made this fervent desire known in a prematch press conference this Saturday 23, January 2020 at the Japoma stadium where their next group game will be fielded.
Zimbabwe lost it’s first group game to Cameroon on a one nil score and also bowed to Burkina Faso in her second game.
The Warriors’ poor results put them last in group B.
The head coach for the team says despite the weak performance of his team he is still proud of the fighting spirit demonstrated by the boys.
He said he was unsure of a good performance when coming for the international jamboree.
Coach Hrvastko Logarusic blamed their feeble performance on the lack of adequate training.
The coach reported that the warriors’ last official outing was in December 2019 and since then there has not been any training for the team till recently.
Mr Hrvastko complained that because of the coronavirus, the Zimbabwean government only granted them permission to start training for the African Nations Championship only in December 2020.
This gave him and his team just ten training sessions prior to their first encounter, inadequate time to prepare for a competition of this magnitude.
The team’s goal keeper, Sibanda Ariel responding to the questions of the press agreed with the coach.
Sibanda confirmed they gave the two games they lost their all.
He agreed they needed more training in order to be readily prepared for the competition.
He said the warriors are not backing out without a fight. The goal keeper says the last group game against Mali should give them at list a victory in order for them to go home with pride.