Warriors head coach Callisto Pasuwa says they are aiming to go beyond the Group stages of AFCON 2017 in Gabon.
The Warriors are in a tough Group B which contains powerhouses Algeria, Tunisia and Algeria.
But Pasuwa believes Zimbabwe have the talent to match their opponents and are out to qualify to the next round from the group.
“We have to progress through to the second round Pasuwa is quoted saying by Newsday. “We need to play very well and collect points in the group stages and we are saying to the boys let’s go out and fight.
“We must not underestimate ourselves, we must have self-confidence and if we can do that, we will do well. You win football matches if you prepare well, it doesn’t matter that you are playing the so-called giants.
Zimbabwe will begin their campaign against Algeria on the 15th of January.