Snodia Mikiri, Sports Reporter
Warriors forward Prince Dube admits they are in a tough group but said they have what it takes to do well in the Chan tournament scheduled for April in Cameroon.
Zimbabwe are in group A with host Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Mali.
Prince Dube, who scored crucial goals in the Chan qualifiers said he is looking forward to bang more goals.
He scored five goals in the campaign, a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Mauritius and a brace in their 3-1 win over Lesotho.
He said he is looking forward to carry on with his fine form and keep on scoring for the national team.
“This tournament means lot to me.
“This will be an advanced stage of the competition, I just have to go there, be me and continue to help the team with goals.
“We have to fight for the nation and millions of people who will be rallying behind us and also continue from where I left during the qualifiers,” said Dube.
Zimbabwe will play the host, Cameroon in their opening match.
The Highlanders forward said he is optimistic they will do well and progress the to next stage of the tournament.
He said with a lot of individual hard work and team work they can progress to the next stage of the competition.
“It’s a tough group but I am positive we can do well there. If we apply ourselves well we can get a chance to progress.
“We just have to be on top of our game and fight together. We know what we really want as a nation and we have to do our best in terms of preparing well.
“We will achieve it,” he added.
Chan is restricted for local players to showcase themselves.
Joel Ngodzo and Evans Katema are some of the players who were part of the CHAN qualifiers but won’t be part of the team to face Cameroon.
The duo are now plying their trade outside the country.
Dube said the country have equally good local players.
“Not taking anything away from Josta (Joel Ngodzo) and Katema (Evans) it’s a blow.
“But I think we have good players that can come and fill their gap. I don’t think their absence will affect us,” said the 23 year old Dube.