The technical staff of the Zimbabwe senior womenâ€™s soccer team believes the squad has enough depth to outshine Zambia when the two teams clash in an All Africa Games Preliminary Round First Leg Qualifier at Rufaro Stadium on the 13th of February.
The Mighty Warriors are pulling all the stops to ensure they qualify for Africaâ€™s biggest multi-discipline sporting event.
Zimbabwe, who went into camp last Monday, are working around the clock to ensure they tie up the loose ends that were evident in their 3-0 defeat to South Africa in a international friendly on Unity Day last month.
Mighty Warriors Assistant Coach, Johannes Chikaola, said the loss was a wakeup call, hence their determination to rise from the ashes of that defeat and find redemption against Zambia.
â€œWe have a strong squad in camp. It is pleasing to note that we have several U-20 players who recently won a gold medal at the Zone 6 Youth Games in Swaziland in December, so it is a mixture of youth and experience,â€ Chikaola said.
The Mighty Warriors play Zambia in the first leg at Rufaro stadium on February 13 before travelling to Lusaka for the return leg a fortnight later.
IfÂ Zimbabwe reigns supreme against Zambia, their next port of call will be a showdown with Angola in the first round, where victory will guarantee a place at the All Africa games scheduled for Mozambique in September this year.