France-bound Warriors striker, Philana Tinotenda Kadewere has said he is convinced that the Zimbabwean senior football team will one day win and bring joy to the country.
He was speaking on Zimbabwe’s national team history and chances for the team to perform better at the FIFA World Cup slated for Qatar 2022. He said:
It’s a huge honour to be able to play for your country and I’ll never tire of seeing my name on the squad lists. Of course, every national team goes through ups and downs, but I’m convinced that the day will come when we will make the whole country smile.
We all know that the road leading to the World Cup is long and winding, but that’s the goal that we’ve set ourselves. Obviously, we’re going to need to work hard to achieve it but we’ve got some solid foundations to build on. We’ve got real talent in the team and we’re a well-oiled unit that’s been playing together for few years now. That’s a definite asset for us.
Although the Warriors seem to be on the up, having managed to qualify for the last two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, something they last achieved in 2004 and 2006, Kadewere said the main objective and his biggest wish is the World Cup.
Kadewere made his debut for Olympique Lyonnais popularly known as Lyon this week when they played a friendly match against Swiss side US Port-Valais during which he scored a quadruple.