Warriors coach Zdravko “Loga’’ Logarusic remains optimistic despite losing several key players ahead of crucial Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia later this month.
A combination of injuries to key players like star forward Khama Billiat and Prince Dube and the non-availability of the Europe-based stars because of coronavirus travel restrictions have threatened Zimbabwe’s AFCON campaign.
But Loga (55), told The Sunday Mail Sport Saturday he believes the players at his disposal will do the job. He said:
For sure Khama Billiat is a player we will miss a lot. His presence means a lot for us, it is a big blow for the team.
Again it’s not only Khama, we also have some problems with players who are coming from England.
It means five or six stars that should be on the field will not be with us… that is the reason we have Plan A, B and C.
This is a situation we couldn’t do much about, we have to focus on the players we have.
I am very sure that the players that will be at our disposal will be ready to play, give their best and represent Zimbabwe properly.
The Warriors have a date against Botswana on 25 March in Francistown and then a home assignment against Zambia in Harare four days later.
Zimbabwe lies second behind African champions Algeria in Group H with five points and victory against the two neighbours will secure the remaining qualification spot from the pool.