Zimbabwe’s coach plans to frustrate Chipolopolo

ZIMBABWE coach Ian Gorowa
ZIMBABWE coach Ian Gorowa
ZIMBABWE coach Ian Gorowa

ZIMBABWE coach Ian Gorowa has warned the Zambian camp against getting too excited with the weekend 0-0 draw during the 2014 African Nations Championships (CHAN) final round, first leg qualifier match played at the Rufaro Stadium.
Gorowa, who is popularly known as ‘Dibango’ in Zimbabwe for his killer instinct during his heydays as a player, said that the goalless draw suffered in first leg was just a minor setback and that his side can still cause an upset and qualify.
He said in a post-match interview that Zimbabwe would go into the return leg with the aim of securing a spot at next year’s CHAN competition and that nothing would stop them from fulfilling their mission.
“If anything, a draw is also good for us and I want to warn Zambia that they will not have it easy at home, because we shall fight to get the result and qualify. I am basing my confidence on the fact that Zimbabwe was a better team on Sunday.
If the players can replicate that form then I am sure of us qualifying. The Zambians should not rule us out completely as we have equal chances of qualifying as we head into the weekend match,” he said.
Gorowa said he was now plotting a to beat Zambia at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola despite knowing too well that the home side was yet to lose a game at the new ultra modern stadium.
He said the weekend draw has made the return leg difficult for the Warriors, who now need a result to avoid missing out on making CHAN appearance having qualified for the past two editions held in Ivory Coast and Sudan.
Zimbabwe has made two successive appearances at the CHAN finals without any success while Zambia, the winner of Bronze at the inaugural championship will be seeking their second appearance after missing out on the 2011 edition held in Sudan.