Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa noted some improvements from his charges in a 1-1 draw against Uganda on Wednesday evening.
Zimbabwe kept their chances of progressing to the knockout stage alive with the result and now need to beat DRC in their final Group A match to stand any chance of qualifying.
The team played good attacking football but were unlucky not to score more goals in a match they dominated. Khama Billiat who netted for the Warriors was in the thick of things all round while Ovidy Karuru and captain Knowledge Musona also delivered some great performances up front.
However, Musona’s display was overshadowed by the second half miss which could have given Zimbabwe the advantage, but his effort hit the crossbar in front of an empty net.
Speaking to the press after the match, Chidzambwa said he was satisfied with the team’s performance.
“I want to congratulate my players on their performance against Uganda,” the coach said. “Our performance was much better as compared to that of Egypt. We wasted a lot of chances, but the players did really well.”
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe remained in the third position with one point while Uganda dropped to second place with four.
Egypt became the first team in the group to reach the knockout stage after beating DRC 2-0.