zimbabwe-vs-ghana-480x2801.jpgThe Warriors are on the verge of securing a place at next year’s African Nations Championship as they carry a 4-2 against minnows Seychelles lead into the second leg of the final qualifier at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon.

 

Only a dramatic turnaround of events can deny the Warriors a second successive appearance at the CHAN Championship in Sudan. With a comfortable 4-2 cushion going into the second leg after a convincing display on foreign land, Sudan is indeed within sight, what with home advantage to count on.

Rufaro Stadium looks set to be turned into cauldron for the Indian Ocean Islanders as an air of expectation hovers over Zimbabwe.

With the technical team doing everything possible to ensure that complacency doesn’t creep into play at the last hurdle, another impressive performance is in the offing by the Warriors.

Champagne bottles are already on ice in anticipation of a resounding warriors victory that will ensure a second CHAN appearance.

The final qualification for the Sudan 2011 African Nations Championship reaches final lap with the last round of matches this weekend.

The identity of the remaining six slots for the second edition of the competition, designed exclusively for players plying their trade in the country of their birth will be unveiled after the final round of matches.

The 6 slots are made up of three teams from the Southern zone, two from the Central zone and one from the Northern zone.
In the weekend matches, Zambia who finished third in the maiden edition hope to overturn a one nil deficit suffered against South Africa when the two teams lock horns in Lusaka, Angola travel to Blantyre with a big task on their hands after being held to a one all draw by Malawi in Luanda.

Rwanda host Tanzania in Kigali after the two teams played to a two all draw in the first leg.

The Harambee Stars of Kenya hope to overturn a one nil deficit after losing to East African rivals Uganda, while Morocco will be hoping to utilize home advantage after Holding Tunisia to a one all draw in Tunis a fortnight ago.

 

The winners will join hosts Sudan, DR Congo, Ghana, Cote D’ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Algeria, Cameroon, Gabon and Niger for the finals set for Sudan from February 4 to February 25 in 2011.