FORMER Warriors midfielder Lazarus “Mali” Muhoni believes Zimbabwe have what it takes to secure a positive result against Ethiopia in this afternoon’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Bahir Dar International Stadium.
The senior men’s soccer team are out to pick their first set of full points in the Group G pool and stay in contention for a ticket to Qatar for next year’s finals.
“It is not going to be an easy game; I will put it at 50-50. But I believe our boys will prevail. Despite missing several players, I think we are still good enough to come out with a good result to remain in the hunt for the ultimate goal of qualifying.
“We just need to get our game right and this is where the technical team has to show its tactical astuteness. Team work and self-belief is called for in this tie and some individual brilliance can also carry the day for us,” said the Sakubva-born ex-footballer.
Muhoni said the campaign is still firmly in our hands and we have to continue picking up points, especially on the road.
He predicted a slender one-goal margin victory for the Warriors.
An outright victory will take Zimbabwe’s tally to four points and see them share top spot with neighbours South Africa who overpowered Ghana 1-0 yesterday. A draw will keep them in third place on two points, while defeat consigns them to the bottom of the pile.
The Warriors were in a lifeless goalless draw against Bafana Bafana in the opener last Friday, while Ethiopia lost 1-0 to Ghana on the same day.