AFCON: Zimbabwe Players Can Destroy Any Team - Billiat
Zimbabwean international footballer, Khama Billiat has said the Warriors can have a good result against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.
Billiat speaks ahead of the back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier matches slated for this Thursday in Algeria and Monday at the National Sports Stadium.
Algeria have played 20 games without conceding a defeat but Billiat says a number of issues including history play an essential role i football.
When the two sides met at the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon, the Warriors came within just eight minutes of beating the Desert Foxes before settling for a 2-2 draw. Speaking to The Herald, the Kaizer Chiefs forward said:
It’s about what matters in African football, the Africa Cup of Nations and we can’t relax. We just got to give it our all and make sure that we get a result.
We know what happened the last time we played them in 2017 in Gabon. The match was lit and it was explosive.
We still expect the same intensity, in this match, but a lot has changed. Algeria have since risen to become the champions of the continent.
Not only that but they have stretched for 20 games without conceding defeat. That tells a story about their pedigree and consistency.
But, we are banking on several factors, history being one of it. We also have good players who can destroy any opponent any day.
Khama however bemoaned lack of enough preparations which he said is a recurring issue.
After two matches, Algeria are on top of the group which consists of Zimbabwe, 2nd, Botswana and Zambia. Algeria have six points while Zimbabwe have four points.
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