Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has tipped Zimbabwe as potential candidates to clinch the 2017 African Cup of Nations title in Gabon.
Callisto Pasuwa's side qualified for the African continental showdown as Group L winners with a game to spare, following their 3-0 victory against Malawi in Harare last month.
As a result, this will be the Warriors' third appearance at the tournament, having previously appeared at the 2004 and 2006 editions.
Led by Kaizer Chiefs hardman Willard Katsande, Zimbabwe boast an impressive offensive force, which could arguably inflict damage to any top African side's defense, with current Absa Premiership Footballer of the Season Khama Billiat expected to lead the attack alongside former PSL top goal-scorer Knowledge Musona.
Furthermore, Pasuwa can call on the likes of Tendai Ndoro, Matthew Rusike, Cuthbert Malajila and Charlton Mashumba from the substitues bench if the Warriors require their services.
"We never thought Zimbabwe would qualify, Musona, Khama, Willard and Malajila have made sure that their team qualifies for the the African Cup of Nations and they are dark horses.
"They have a very good attack," Mosimane told africanfootball.com website.