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Mapeza Seeks To “Restore” Zimbabwe’s Pride With Warriors Vs Bafana Bafana Match

Mapeza happy with his boys ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup game

Mapeza Seeks To “Restore” Zimbabwe’s Pride With Warriors Vs Bafana Bafana Match

Warriors interim coach Norman Mapeza has said the Warriors aim to win their penultimate Group H match against Bafana Bafana to restore Zimbabwe’s pride.

Zimbabwe take on neighbours South Africa in a World Cup qualifying match at FNB Stadium tomorrow night.

Zimbabwe failed to progress to the next stage from their pool following a home draw against South Africa in their opener and three successive losses to Ethiopia and Ghana (twice). Two matches remain. Mapeza said:

We want to win the game.

As a nation, we have a battered pride, so we need to restore our pride. We will definitely go out there and try to get a positive result. We have to go out there with a positive mind and try to fight for the national badge and get back home with a good result.

While Zimbabwe is using the two matches to prepare the team for January’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, South Africa need a win to give them a good chance of finishing ahead of Ghana.

Warriors squad
Goalkeepers: T Mvula (Dynamos), D Benard (Chicken Inn), P Mhari (FC Platinum)

Defenders: B Galloway (Plymouth Argyle), B Kangwa (Azam), D Lunga (Mamelodi Sundowns), T Chimwemwe (Nkana), A Mudimu (Torpedo Kutaisi), P Muduhwa (Highlanders), G Murwira (Dynamos)

Midfielders: M Nakamba (Aston Villa), K Madzongwe (FC Platinum), G Takwara (Venda Football Academy), F Madhananga (Marumo Gallants), B Sarupinda (Sekhukhune), B Antonio (Dynamos), T Kamusoko (Zesco United), J Fabisch (Hamburger SV), K Mahachi (SuperSport United), K Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), I Wadi (JDR Stars)

Strikers: D Moyo (Hamilton Academical), K Mutizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows)

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