Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa says he has learnt a lot of things from the goalless draw against Nigeria on Saturday.
The encounter was part of the Afcon preparations for both teams and might have been the last competitive fixture for Zimbabwe before the tournament starts in Egypt on June 21.
“I have learnt a lot in the Super Eagles, but the best thing was the way they support the ball carrier and forming around the ball, keeping possession – they were very good. As I said before, it’s a learning curve, and I have learnt a lot of things,” Chidzambwa told reporters after the game.
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel played until the 84th minute while Ahmed Musa came on as a second-half substitute. Other big names that featured in the game include Brighton & Hove defender Leon Balogun and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi.
And with such crop of players and the way they played on Saturday, Chidzambwa believes the West Africans can reach far at the 2019 Afcon finals.
“I think the Super Eagles are in an easier group and are the seeded team. With their performance, they can go beyond the first round,” said the coach.