Bhasera confident of a win

2017-01-18 18:33
Onisimor Bhasera (Gallo Images)

Franceville - Zimbabwe left-back Onisimor Bhasera believes that the Warriors have what it takes to cause an upset over Senegal on Thursday.

The Warriors will lock horns against the Lions of Taranga at the Stade de France in Gabon in their second Group B clash of the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

If Zimbabwe intend to claim maximum points against the log leaders, the 31-year-old has urged his team-mates to be more clinical in front of goal. 

“Yes, we definitely have what it takes to beat Senegal on Thursday.” Bhasera told Sport24 in an exclusive interview.

“We believe in ourselves as a team and we’ll be all-out to work together for our country. So we are going to show the same fighting spirit we showed in the previous game.

“We’ll try to be more clinical in front of goal and also be compact with the whole team. We are definitely going to give it a go.”

On Sunday, the Lions of Taranga cruised to a comfortable 2-0 triumph over Tunisia while Zimbabwe played to a 2-2 draw against Algeria.

The SuperSport United defender expressed his displeasure after they lost their concentration in the closing stages of the game which led to the Algeria's equaliser.

Bhasera admitted that they defended too deep and were severely punished for it.

"Yes I think we had chances to kill the game off but we didn’t take them," Bhasera said.

"They (Algeria) managed to equalise in the last eight minutes of the game because we were defending too deep.

"At the same time we took a valuable point going into the next game against Senegal.” 

Kick off is scheduled for 21:00 (SA Time).

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