Former OH Leuven midfielder, Ovidy Karuru, is delighted to be back in the Warriors fold ahead of their opening 2018 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia in Harare on Sunday.

Karuru is plying his trade at South Africa National First Division side Amazulu after being offloaded by ABSA premiership giants, Kaizer Chiefs, last year.

Speaking to journalists during the Warriors training yesterday, Karuru, who has been absent from National team circles since 2011, said he was happy to be part of the Warriors 2018 AFCON campaign.

“It’s a great feeling. To represent the country is always a great feeling. To get a chance to play for the national team and I’m happy to be back.

“All I can say is we are trying by all means to get the right combination so that come Sunday we get the results that the  nation wants,” he said.

He also said the Norman Mapeza led squad had set its sight on qualifying of the 2018 AFCON to emulate the efforts of the previous Calisto Pasuwa squad which qualified for AFCON 2017.

“The last team qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations so our aim is to do the same, and to do even better, to qualify before we finish the games.

“All I can say is the confidence is high, the morale is high, [and] everyone is raring to go. And the competition is also high, everyone wants to play, everyone wants a place in the starting eleven,” said Karuru.

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