The Warriors  started with a 2-2 draw against Algeria in the Gabon AFCON 2017. Here Soccer24 looks at four things we learnt from the game:

The warriors have shrugged off the ‘underdog’ tag.

The famous warriors’ ‘underdog’ tag, firmly puckered on the vexed national emblem – where millions of analysts, pundits, football fans, and teams naturally wrote off the football insolvents on prior records – appeared to peel off, as one time AFCON champions Algeria suffered to a draw, in a match whose merits were ironically not the goals.

That Algeria – in spite of the treacherous final score line – were strongly victimised by warriors’ impelling organisation is evidence of an underlying achievement from which to break free from the underdog status.

The way to kama . . .

The Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plant, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers, has his team mates wrapped around the sweet nectars like a swarm of bees, in his dicots of sheer splendour and éclat of mind, still singing ‘come Senegal, come Tunisia’ with hope.

Algeria erroneously uncoordinated . . . like in 2004.

That – since over 10 years ago – les fennecs’ known perennial misfortunes against the warriors is incessantly a question of luck almost always running out for the desert foxes is now an exaggeration of the latter’s misfortunes.

Tendai Ndoro upfront . . .

Only the Orlando Pirates man can replace the injured Knowledge Musona. Like for like! In the very essence of technique. Not Cuthbert Malajila! Surely, Ndoro Ndoro Ndoro, the reigning 2016 South Africa Premier Soccer League TOP SCORER would have put that err . . . sitter of a chance to bed.

In a gesture that Calisto Pasuwa may find resourceful, our friends at The Sowetan appear to be quite smattering on the Orlando Pirates man.

“The biggest reason why Ndoro has been able to score so many goals in the first half of the season is largely due to his excellent movement on and off the ball. He’s just plain elusive and a nightmare for opposition defenders to pick up. When he’s not using his pace to outstrip defenders‚ he utilises his intelligence to drift free of them”, argues The Sowetan.

It goes further: “Ndoro covers more ground and makes more sprints than other strikers and he’s been doing it in the right areas”.

 

 

 

 

 

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