Warriors skipper Willard Katsande says they aiming to finish the AFCON qualifiers unbeaten when they take on Guinea on Sunday.

With qualification already sealed some have viewed the match as a dead rubber but Katsande says the Warriors are taking the match seriously.

Speaking to Newsday Sports Katsande said, “This is not a dead rubber. It’s a game in which we have to show the continent we are ready to compete at the big stage.

“In football there is nothing like that (dead rubber). We are professionals paid to play football he added.

Katsande also pointed out that a victory against Guinea could help the Warriors improve on the rankings. Guinea are on number 66 in the world while Zimbabwe are in position 110.

Head coach Callisto Pasuwa has already indicated the importance of the match to prepare for AFCON 2017.