Zimbabwe’s chances of qualifying to the knockout rounds of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations could suffer a major blow if they fail to pick maximum points against Uganda on Wednesday.
The team lost 1-0 to Egypt on day one despite putting a stiff resilient throughout the game.
Their coach Sunday Chidzambwa knows well the threat posed by Uganda Cranes who sit top of the group A log after stunning DR Congo on day one.
“We play against Uganda who are a very good side. They defeated DR Congo and I think we have to fight hard for the entire game and I just hope we will be at our best to get a good result that will revive our qualification hopes,” said the coach.
Chidzambwa says his team had a good game against the hosts in front of a hostile crowd but failed to create enough chances which he believes will improve against Uganda.
“Against Egypt we didn’t have many chances but we will try to do better this time. We lost against the home team and I think we had a good game. I told the players to forget about this match and start to correct our mistakes. We are not here to add numbers but we came to compete.”
This will be the first time that the two sides face in an AFCON match.