Prince Dube expecting a tough COSAFA campaign

Highlanders talented forward, Prince Dube, has said the warriors are looking forward to a tough test when they play COSAFA 2017 tournament in South Africa next week.

The inclusion of the 20-year-old striker, who received his first international call up from Norman Mapeza during a goalless international friendly against Zambia back in March this year, has raised hopes of local football fans after his pivotal contribution to Highlanders last season and this season.

“I think it’s a bit [of a] tough competition because every team there is preparing 100%, they want to do everything that they can to win this tournament and we as a team want to put 100% [effort] in order to bring this cup home,” Dube told journalists at a Warriors training session at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon.

The 20-year-old has been handed his third international cap by Sunday Chidzambwa ahead of the COSAFA 2017 edition to be played in South Africa next week (Image copyright/ Henry Nyoni/© Soccer24/ 2017).

Dube, who was 2016 Castle Lager Rookie of the year after scoring five goals in his maiden season for Highlanders, said being called up for international duty was a big achievement for the former young Warriors striker.

“My thoughts on COSAFA tournament; I think is to just go there and show my talent. Because I think to be called for the national team . . . it’s a big achievement . . . looking at my age, I think I have many games to play. So I must go there, show my talent and I mustn’t put myself under pressure,” he said.

“. . . all I can say is that I must do my best, everything that I can achieve, I think it will be a great achievement for me. Because playing for the national team, I think it’s a big achievement at this stage.”

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