War­riors will reach Af­con semis

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FOR­MER War­riors winger Rob­son Muchichwa be­lieves the War­riors can sur­prise many and go all the way to the semi-fi­nals of the To­tal African Na­tions Cup fi­nals set for Gabon early next year.

Speak­ing to South Africa’s on­line sports site, Kick­Off.com, the for­mer Kaizer Chiefs man said Zim­babwe’s fail­ure to ex­cel on the con­ti­nent in past tour­na­ments was not due to lack of ef­fort but lack of qual­ity.

He be­lieves the prob­lem no longer ex­ists for the na­tion, sin­gling out Khama Bil­liat, Tendai Ndoro and Knowl­edge Mu­sona as the men to leadad the charge.

The trio are re on top of their game for their clubs withth Bil­liat lead­ing the charge at Mamelodi Sun­downs,un­downs, Ndoro open­ing the sea­son with a hat­trick for Or­lando Pi­rates against Gold­e­nen Ar­rows while Mu­sona has scored three goals so far for his Bel­gian side KV Oos­tende. e.

“For me youou need com­bi­na­tion and I think those guys are com­bin­ing very well. Their com­bi­na­tion,om­bi­na­tion, I think, will help us to go through to the semi-fi­nals be­cause they are do­ing well,” Muchichwa told Kick­Off.com.

Cal­listo Pa­suwa’s asuwa’s side are top of Group L with a game to spare — and in no dan­ger of be­ing over­tak­en­r­taken — as they fin­ish their group away against Guinea in Con­akry to­mor­row at Stade du 28 Septem­bre.

“I think the e re­cent team is do­ing well,” Muchichwa said. aid. “I’m happy that they have qual­i­fied and they put the team to­gether.

“The great thing about it is they are on top of the group so for me that was good achieve­ment. It shows that go­ing into To­tal Af­con next year I’m ex­pect­ing them to reach the quar­ter-fi­nals or semi-fi­nals with the team we have.”

The War­riors will be mak­ing their third ap­pear­ance at the fi­nals, hav­ing first qual­i­fied in 2004 when the fi­nals were held in Tu­nisia and at the 2006 tour­na­ment in Egypt.

Zim­babwe will know their fi­nals group op­po­nents on Oc­to­ber 19 when the draw takes place in the Gabonese cap­i­tal of Libreville. Kick­off. com/Sports Re­porter.

Rob­son Muchichwa

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