Zimbabwe national team coach Sunday Chidzambwa is aware of Egypt’s home support but says his charges will not be intimidated much as they once encountered the same situation against DRC and Congo during the qualifying campaign.
The Warriors will play the Pharaohs tomorrow in the opening game of the competition at Cairo International Stadium, and kick-off is at 10 pm Zimbabwean time.
Speaking ahead of the match, Chidzambwa said: “I think we have very experienced players who are currently playing outside Zimbabwe and they can take care of everything,” said the coach.
“We played under the same atmosphere in DRC and in Congo-Brazzaville, our players are now used to playing under this atmosphere.
Chidzambwa also said that the team is deriving their motivation from the 2-1 win against the Congolese in Kinsasha
“I think winning in Kinshasa against DR Congo was a very big achievement for us, Congo is one of the best teams in Africa and they won the tournament twice and that actually is going to motivate our players,” the Warriors mentor added.