warriors fans.jpgLocal football fans are optimistic about Zimbabwe’s chances in the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifiers after the Warriors were grouped together with Mali, Liberia and Cape Verde in a draw conducted on Saturday.

Local fans believe the AFCON draw conducted on Saturday was a favourable one for Zimbabwe, although Mali has emerged as the most feared team among the Warriors’ opponents. 

Other fans have however pointed out that the onus is now on the Warriors to take a more serious approach and challenge for a place at the 2012 AFCON finals especially after the disastrous campaign in the 2010 qualifies.

After qualifying for the continental showpiece for the first time in 2004 and making another appearance in 2006, Zimbabwe mysteriously went on a downward slide has seen them dropping to number 132 in the World and if nothing is done to correct the anomaly then the Warriors might again watch AFCON 2010 on their television sets.