Warriors fullback Tendayi Darikwa said that it will be an honour for him to represent Zimbabwe at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Egypt.
Speaking during an interview with his English Championship club, Nottingham Forest, Darikwa said:
It’s a fantastic honour for me to be representing my country at a tournament such as the African Cup of Nations.
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It means competing against the best players in Africa which will be a tough test but I’m ready to step up to the challenge and make my country proud.
He added that he is looking forward to the brilliant atmosphere of facing Egyptian stars such as Mohamed Salah, who has been top goalscorer in England in each of the past two seasons. Said Darikwa:
Coming up against the likes of Mohamed Salah will be a great test for us however they have a team full of talented players so we must be prepared in all areas of the pitch.
We have to concentrate on our ourselves and stick to our game plan, if we are able to do that then there is no reason why we can’t be successful.
Darikwa said that The Warrior would play to make the fans proud of the national team, not only those who will accompany the team to Egypt, but also those who will be following the matches from home.
After the Egypt clash (on June, 21), Zimbabwe faces Uganda on the 26th and their final group match will be against the Democratic Republic of Congo on 30th June.