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Limping Zimbabwe eager to upstage Bafana

ZIMBABWE football coach Zdravko Logarušić has rallied his charges to upstage South Africa in Friday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier.

Tye Warriors face Bafana Bafana at the National Sports Stadium missing several key players due to different circumstances.

“We have four players who play regular football at their clubs and most of them are in Zambia and they are still on pre-season but we have to find a way to manage the game and get a positive result,” the Croat said.

“I do not have a starting 11 yet, each and everyone who came is a Warrior and they are here to show that they deserve the jersey,” Logarusic added

Kick off is at 3pm.

Zimbabwe captain Knowledge Musona believes it is imperative that the team gets their World Cup qualification campaign off to a positive start.

“It is going to be a tough game and we will do our best. We know what that battle means,” Musona said.

Zimbabwe will next face Ethiopia in a group that also includes Ghana. The winner of the grouo will then face-off in a home and away fixture against one of the final 10 teams.

Meanwhile, Bafana Bafana Coach Hugo Boos took his team through their paces on Thursday and immediately acknowledged the improvement on the turf at National Sports Stadium.

“First of all I am surprised with the pitch,it has improved from what we saw online,” said Boos.