Musona Hopes For Warriors Qualification In The 2022 World Cup

WARRIORS captain, Knowledge Musona is targeting qualification to at least the third round of the Fifa World Cup qualifying phase.

Zimbabwe was placed in Group G of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers together with Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia.

The qualification campaign begins in June with the Warriors scheduled to play the opening and closing matches of the group at home.

Musona in an interview said the team has enough opportunities to win all group matches and advance to the next round adding that anything short of progression to the next stage would be considered a failure for a team widely regarded as the best to be produced in the country.

“We have a team full of quality, so we can only stop ourselves,” Musona said.

“We have proved that we can match any team any day. Qualification to the next stage is possible, but we need to take each game as it comes,” he said.

The warriors forward insisted that their fixture is kind adding that it is an added advantage for warriors to play the first match at home as it will boost their confidence on the matches ahead.

“The fixtures are fair. It is good to start and finish at home because if you do well in the first game and collect three points, it gives you confidence going to the next games. Also, if we need to play a decider to fight for the first spot it will be good and a big advantage because it will be a home game,” the Belgium-based striker said.

More so Zimbabwe will begin their World Cup campaign at home with neighbor, South Africa between June 5 and 8, before travelling to Ethiopia the following week.

The qualifiers will resume in September with back-to-back clashes against Ghana in the first week of that month.

Warriors will then travel to South Africa between October 10 and 12 and wrap up their campaign with a home match against Ethiopia the following week.

The top team in the group will progress to the final qualifying round where they will join nine other group winners from the continent to play home-and-away over two legs in November.

The five winners will represent Africa at the World Cup finals in Qatar next year.

The Zdravko Logarušic-coached side advanced to the second round of the qualifiers after a nerve-wrecking 3-2 aggregate win over Somalia in the first round two years ago.

 


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