Zimbabwe national team captain Knowledge Musona says they will have no special plans in place to stop Egypt star Mohamed Salah in the opening match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Pharaohs and the Warriors will clash in Cairo on Friday night in the first match of the continental showpiece.
Salah presents a clear and present danger to Zimbabwe’s hopes of upsetting the North African giants, but Musona says the Warriors cannot only focus on the Liverpool forward. But speaking to The Herald, Musona said:
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We should not only aim at stopping Mohamed Salah but everyone on the field because if we make that mistake, then we are going to fight against Salah, we will be destroyed by someone we don’t know.
We just have to make sure that we are strong in every position and we are ready to fight in every duel and also take the chances that we might have, we are not here to talk, we are here to play, we came here to fight and it’s gonna be a tough game.
Musona has also thanked the fans and stakeholders for the massive support he has received.
That is what makes me tick, fighting for my team and my country and I know that every time I play for Zimbabwe, everyone supports me, they have been supporting me since I started playing for the national team, and the best way I can respond is to fight for them.
Even if I don’t score, what is important is that I contribute to help my team do well and get a good result, this is what makes me good, I think.