Zimbabwe U-23 national team head coach, Friday Phiri believes his team has enough depth to provide cover for the suspended duo of Denver Mukamba and Archiford Gutu when they clash with Botswana in a crucial All-Africa Games second leg qualifier at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.
Phiri, who took the Young Warriors through their paces at Rufaro Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, believes his side has enough brushed aside depth concerns, saying there many players depth to fill the void left by Mukamba and Gutu, who were both red carded in the dying stages of the first leg played at Mopopole stadium a fortnight ago.
Though acknowledging a huge improvement in Botswanaâ€™s style of play, Phiri said he expects a tough encounter against the Young Zebras, highlighting the significance of two away goals which came courtesy of Simba Sithole and Denver Mukamba in the first leg.
The Young Warriors showed guts of steel in the first leg, by coming from behind twice to eventually salvage a 2-all draw.
After scoring two vital away goals in the first leg, a nil-all or 1-all score line will be enough to see the team book a ticket to Mozambique in September.