Nottingham Forest and Warriors fullback Tendayi Darikwa is hopeful that his English Championship club will make it into the playoffs position and fight for promotion to the English Premier League (EPL) next season.
Nottingham Forest is currently 9th on the log standings with 7 games left. The top six teams, (that is, the teams that finish 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th) will play in the playoffs, the winner joining the winners and runners-up of the Championship in being promoted to the EPL.
In an interview on Nottingham Post website, Darikwa expressed optimism that they will make it to the playoffs. He said:
It is up there with the top leagues in Europe, in terms of how competitive it is.
It is one of the few leagues where the majority of teams will feel like they have a chance of promotion or even of winning the league.
It is a competitive league, and I wish we were higher in the table – but we still have a chance, and we have to take that belief into these games.
Darikwa became the first footballer born in the United Kingdom to play for The Warriors. He helped Zimbabwe qualify for the AFCON finals to be hosted by Egypt in June/July this year.