WARRIORS captain Knowledge Musona has challenged his fellow strikers to rise up to the occasion and lead from the front when Zimbabwe play Uganda in their Total Africa Cup of Nations Group A match at the Cairo International stadium on Wednesday night.
Musona told www.zifa.org.zw that he was aware of the expectations of a nation that awaiting the Warriors to secure their first set of points in this tournament.
The Belgian based Zimbabwe captain said the Warriors were willing to make up for the mistakes they made in the opening day 1-0 defeat to Egypt at the same venue last Friday.
“It’s not yet over for us. Yes we would have wanted to win against Egypt and since that game we have been working on creating more chances.
“I think the defence and the midfield have been doing well and it is in the final third that we need to improve and it is up to us as strikers to take the responsibility.
“I don’t think there is any pressure on us but I think we know what we have to do and that is take the chances that come our way. But we have to start by creating as many opportunities as possible and tournament football is won by scoring and that is what we have to start doing against Uganda,’’ Musona said.
The Warriors are also aware that Wednesday’s game will not be an easy run in the park after the Cranes shot to the top of the Group A standings with a 2-0 win over DRC last Saturday.
Morale in the team camp was further boosted by a financial injection from the Warriors fund-raising committee which was released by the Acting Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Honorable Kazembe Kazembe on Monday.
The Minister is also the chairman of the Warriors fund-raising committee that was set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for the campaign in Egypt.