Warriors coach Joey Antipas says they will approach the game against Zambia with caution knowing their opponents will be playing attacking football.
Zimbabwe face their northern neighbours in the Afcon Qualifiers at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday evening.
Kick-off is at 6 pm Zimbabwean time.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Antipas said: “We have to go into the match with a well-calculated and cautious approach.
“Zambia are wounded, so there is nowhere we will attack leaving our defence open.
“We need a calculated approach and keep things tight.”
Chipolopolo lost their opening match of the campaign 5-0 in Algeria while Zimbabwe played to a goalless draw against Botswana.
The Warriors gaffer, however, does not think Zambia’s defeat proves them to be a weak side.
He said: “That result (against Algeria) counts for nothing.
“The Zambia national team has quality, it’s not going to easy (for us). The match is always a closely contested affair, it has all the ingredients of a thriller.”
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