Suspended Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Felton Kamambo took time off the boardroom squabbles to urge the senior men’s soccer team ahead of their campaign at the AFCON tournament kicked off in Cameroon yesterday.
The Warriors are set to play Senegal’s Lions of Terranga at the Bafoussam Omnisport Stadium Kouekong this afternoon.
In a statement, Kamambo said the team should take courage from previous campaigns despite negative outcomes and dedicate the tournament in honour of Zimbabweans.
“The Zimbabwe Football Association would like to wish the flagship team of the nation, the Warriors a successful outing during the forthcoming AFCON tourney in Cameroon. We urge the Warriors to dedicate the 2022 Total Africa Cup of Nations Campaign to the people of Zimbabwe.
“The Warriors AFCON dance since 2004 has not been without negative side shows which side shows should embolden the Warriors to do duty for the millions of Zimbabweans back home and those in the diaspora with unquestionable patriotism and commitment,” Kamambo said
He added “Zimbabwe football is bigger than personal egos and turf wars. The Warriors have a great future as individuals and as a team, beyond the end of the AFCON finals and as such, should give their all to represent their motherland.
“We wish the Warriors a successful hunt in Cameroon and will pray that from today as the team faces Senegal up to the last game, that the team be inspired to outperform its opponents. The entire region will no doubt be rooting for the Warriors so shall be the fans and all of us proud Zimbabweans. We wish nothing but the very best.”
The Warriors are in Group B along with Malawi and Guinea and will bang on the experience of Onismor Bhasera and captain Knowledge Musona.