FOLLOWING keeping their unbeaten AFCON qualifying run intact, typically the Warriors have revealed these are enjoying the love they will have been acquiring coming from the Zimbabwean football loved ones. The Warriors battled into a 1-1 draw against Congo in Brazzaville in a new Group G qualifier, together with Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Khama Billiat finding the targeted for Zimbabwe after twenty-two minutes ahead of the hosts came level inside the 50th second via forward Thievy Bifouma, who plays for MKE Ankaragücü in Turkey.
Right now there is a general recommendation within the Warriors camping the battle in Brazzaville is 1 they could have got easily won with far better precision and satisfactory certainty as they had typically the Congolese on the basics for much of typically the encounter.
However as they will returned home yesterday, typically the Warriors indicated they’ve been basking in the support they’ve been getting from their enthusiasts.
Wales-based defender Alec Mudimu paid tribute to typically the Zimbabwean fans and mentioned the Warriors had recently been buoyed by the help they have received.
Mudimu, who plays for CEFN Druids in the Welsh Premier League was enjoying his first Nations Glass assignment for Zimbabwe, possessing featured for your Warriors inside a Four-nation tournament inside Zambia and the COSAFA Cup in Polokwane, S. africa.
“A little disappointing, genuinely, it feels like a new loss because it’s a game which we should have won, in all honesty, but then again that’s football for you, ’’ said Mudimu.
“I feel we lacked a good start in the second half, but I want to thank all the supporters for fighting with us. It’s not simple to travel away, but knowing we have the love and attention back home in Zimbabwe helps so much.
“So thank you everyone. There’s always room for improvement in football, no matter who you are, no-one is perfect, but I believe it wasn’t really about me and how I played or about anyone else in the side, but it was about how exactly we played as a team and also to be away from home and get a draw in a game which we could have won, and come out with at least a point, is a step in the right direction I think. ’’
Captain Knowledge Musona, who provided the assist for Billiat’s goal, had also taken to Twitter to thank the fans for the affection they are showing the Warriors.
After experiencing the conditions in Brazzaville, which he felt had not been much different from what he felt in Zambia, Mudimu, just his like his teammates, will now return to club duties in their different leagues, however they will be keeping another eye on the Warriors’ next assignment.
Sunday Chidzambwa’s men will be back on the road next month when they visit their biggest group rivals DRC in the first of back-to-back explosive encounters at Stade des Martys in Kinshasa on October 10.
Team manager Wellington Mpandare said he was confident Chidzambwa’s selection will be further boosted by the expected return of such players like Marvellous Nakamba, Costa Nhamoinesu, Ovidy Karuru and Nyasha Mushekwi, who were all missing due to varying injuries.
“I have been in touch with Ovidy and he has two weeks to go before he is back. Nakamba was in Spain over the weekend for further treatment and he is now ready to resume playing.
“I also had a chat with Costa on Friday and should end up being resuming full trained in a new week, but I know he could be recovering very properly, ’’ Mpandare said.
Typically the Warriors team manager mentioned he was optimistic regarding the situation before camping for the DRC online game.
Injuries ravaged preparations for your Warriors’ trip to Brazzaville, with even star midfielder Billiat, who was combating a hamstring strain, getting a doubt before the event of the team’s reduction.
The Warriors will likewise be thrilled to go again to their clubs realizing they have retained leading spot in Group H after their nearest competition DRC also only maintained a 1-1 draw about their vacation to Liberia inside Monrovia.