Head coach of Zimbabwe’s senior national team Sunday Chidzambga says they are in Nigeria to learn from the Super Eagles ahead of their participation in this month’s Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The Warriors of Zimbabwe arrived Asaba, southern Nigeria on Friday ahead of a pre-tournament friendly with 2013 AFCON champions Nigeria and they trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium same day.
Chidzambga told www.aclsports.com before the session that his team is indeed lucky to get such top quality fixture and hopes they will learn from the game.
“Basically, I think we’re very lucky to play against the Super Eagles,” Chidzambga told www.aclsports.com
“They are one of the strongest teams in Africa and also we have come here to learn a bit from them. It’s good to play against such type of teams before the start of the tournament.
“So, I’d say we are learners, we are going to learn many things from the Super Eagles and I hope that will help us achieve a good result for our participation in Egypt.”
The Zimbabweans flew into Nigeria from South Africa where they lost to Zambia in the semi final of the COSAFA Cup on Wednesday. The defending champions lost on penalties to the Chipolopolo but their coach hopes they will put up a good show on Saturday.
“The Super Eagles are cool, very good team. They have won the trophy so many times so for us we are coming to learn many things from them, not a bit, but many.
“Things that should help us to achieve something in the tournament and I just hope the boys will put up a good show tomorrow and then cue that in the tournament,” concluded Chidzambga.
Saturday’s game will kick off at 6pm Nigerian time at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.