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Dzvukamanja targets Warriors’ AFCON squad

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By Sports Reporter


ZIMBABWE international striker, Terrance Dzvukamanja, has set his sights on earning a place in the Warriors squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Egypt, following an impressive maiden season at South African Premiership side Bidvest Wits.

The 24 year-old former Ngezi Platinum Stars player, has been one of the most consistent Zimbabwean players in the South African Absa Premiership having established himself as a regular in the Bidvest Wits lineup following his move in July last year.

Dzvukamanja, who has scored four goals in 19 appearances this season, believes that a good run of form in front of goal will be vital if he’s to book himself a ticket to Egypt for the AFCON after missing Zimbabwe’s last two matches due to injury.

“With God everything is possible. I just kneel down, pray and work hard at the training ground so that God will provide me with those goals again. I was not called up by Zimbabwe for the last AFCON qualifier because I wasn’t feeling fine but it’s also good because it shows we have a strong team and no one is bigger than the team,” Dzvukamanja said.

“Now I’m fit but I have to continue to push harder, so that coach (Sunday Chidzambwa) can see me.”

Dzvukamanja featured in the Warriors’ 2019 AFCON qualifying match against the Democratic Republic of Congo in November last year,  coming in as a second half substitute as Zimbabwe drew 1-1 with the Leopards at home in Group G qualifier.

He however went on to miss Zimbabwe’s final two AFCON qualifying matches due to injury.

The talented player said he was relishing the opportunity to showcase his talent on the big stage and tipped the Warriors to make a strong impression against some of the continent’s top teams.

“It’s everyone’s wish to go to AFCON because everyone wants to showcase their talents there and go far. You don’t have to play like you are playing for yourself only but you have to play for your teammates and for the nation. I believe if we proceed from the group stages I’m telling you we will go far because we believe is ourselves as Zimbabwe. We know we have a strong group of players and we are technically good.”

The Warriors will kick-off the continental showpiece against the host nation on the 21st of June at the Cairo International Stadium ahead of two more Group A matches against Uganda and DR Congo.