Warriors Assistant coach Saul Chaminuka has backed his Warriors team to come back strongly and beat the Eagles of Mali in their next CHAN 2016 encounter.
Zimbabwe are scheduled to play Mali in the second matchup of Group D following their 1-0 loss to Zambia. While Mali drew 2-2 with Uganda in their first.
In an interview with the Herald, Chaminuka said the defeat against Zambia is now water under the bridge as they are now solely concentrating on getting a win against Mali.
“I wouldn’t want to the think that the game against Zambia is still haunting us. That game was our first friendly and warm-up match since we didn’t have any.
“So we used that game to assess our grey areas and I must say after tasting what it means to be at this tournament, the squad is much focused and come Saturday we will pull through.” Said Chaminuka.
The Warriors need nothing other than a win as a draw or a loss could virtually eliminate them from the tournament.
Zimbabwe and Mali will square off in the first of the second Group D matches at Umuganda stadium tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) with Uganda and Zambia wrapping up the proceedings at 6pm.