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Munetsi wary of Algeria

Marshall Munetsi

Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter

Warriors midfielder Marshall Munetsi says playing against African Champions, Algeria, will not be easy.

Zimbabwe play Algeria back to back in March.

“Algeria are the defending champions and they have started the campaign on a high note.

“And it’s also a team which has a lot big name players playing in big clubs in Europe so the odds are against us when we face them.


“But we have been good underdogs even in our previous two AFCON campaigns, “he said.

Warriors are in Group H with Zambia, Ghana and Algeria.

The 23-year-old reckons it’s a difficult draw.

“It’s a difficult draw and there are no small teams anymore so it’s important for us to take one game at a time.

“Every team is unpredictable and we would want to do our best to win every match and give our all, not only in other matches but in all of them.

“All three games in the tournament are going to be difficult so I can’t really say if we are going to lose or draw but all I can say is that we are going to try our best in every single game.

“Football is evolving there are no longer small teams the team which you call small might surprise and we are not minnows, “he said.

He added:

“Everyone should put his level best because we are a team of great players who can do a great job for the team.

“We are players who want to do their best for the team. We believe in our team and we know what we are capable of.


“I know it’s not easy but I promise to do my best and will just do all I am required to do as a player, if given a chance to play.”

Marshall Munetsi was in Stade de Reims’s starting eleven and played the entire game as they edged Renes 1-0 in the French Ligue 1.

Looking at his stay in France, Munetsi said:

“Playing for my career is always something l look forward to and to always push myself and the team to make our own history whilst enjoying the good moments together.

“France has been great with so many things to learn and to improve and l thank God for everything and the people around me that keep on helping me to grow as a player and as a human being,” he said.