Warriors defender Tendayi Darikwa says stopping Mohomad Salah at the 2019 Afcon will be a tough task.

Zimbabwe is in the Group A and will face hosts Egypt in the opening game of the tournament on the 21st of June.

Darikwa is expected to form the core part of the Warriors squad that will travel to North Africa and is likely going to mark Salah who plays for Liverpool.

In an interview with H-Metro, the Nottingham Forest fullback said: “Yeah dealing with Mo Salah is going to be a tough task, he is one of the best players in the world right now.

“But it’s a task I am looking forward to, and in the Egyptian team, there’s a lot of players we need to be focused on as well.

“I don’t think we have a plan on how to stop him, but I think as a team we can try to do things to stop the Egyptians in the opening game,” Darikwa added.

The encounter will be the second time Zimbabwe and Egypt lock horns at an Afcon tournament. The first meeting happened in 2004, and the Pharaohs emerged 2-1 victors.

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