Warriors and Orlando Pirates winger, Kuda Mahachi, said that the players will fight like true warriors at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals to be held in Egypt in just over a month.
Mahachi said that he is not concerned by the taunts from the Uganda coach who opined that the Warriors will be the whipping boys in Group A.
Speaking on the sidelines of the official launch of his charity initiative, the Kudakwashe Mahachi Foundation at Ekuphumuleni Old People’s home, Mahachi said:
It’s our second time (in a row) qualifying to the Afcon finals and that means we have a strong and competitive team.
Though we are going into the Afcon finals as underdogs, we will fight like Warriors to go through to the knockout stages.
We have many calling us underdogs — even the Ugandan coach has written us off.
He said we are going to be the whipping boys of the group, but such words won’t deter us from fighting for our country.
We will show them that we are competitive as they are.
The Bulawayo-bred striker and former Highlanders player was named in Sunday Chidzambgwa’s 34-man provisional squad which will be trimmed to 23 before travelling to Egypt.