Mapeza tips Warriors to qualify

Norman Mapeza boldly declared on Tuesday that Zimbabwe would win their final 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Cape Verde – notwithstanding that qualification is not entirely in the Warriors’ hands.

Norman Mapeza
Norman Mapeza

Zimbabwe, second in Group A, play Cape Verde in Praia on Saturday while leaders Mali, ahead by just a point, are away to Liberia.

“If our qualification was solely dependent on our match, I would be in no doubt that the nation would be celebrating come Saturday,” Mapeza told journalists.

"I’m not feeling any pressure going into this match," he added. Zimbabwe must win to stand a chance of making progress to the finals set to be jointly hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. But the Warriors also need a favourable result in Monrovia – a draw or defeat for Mali.

The Warriors are set to arrive in Cape Verde on Wednesday with just two days of training, but Mapeza is not too concerned.

"The players have been playing for their respective clubs so I cannot complain about the time we will have for training," said Mapeza.

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