Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors face Nigeria in the second leg of the final round qualifier of the continental showdown in Nigeria hoping to win 3-0 away from home. Mugadza is confident that his youthful side is on the rise and has everything it takes to rise to the occasion.
“Anything can happen in football, if we believed we were down and out in the first leg we were not going to travel to Nigeria for the return leg. We did not play badly in Harare and with a bit of luck we could have won that game. But -it is important that we put what happened at Rufaro behind us and focus on the new game. The girls are very looking forward to the match and I am confident that they will rise to the occasion,” she said.
The Mighty Warriors will qualify for the African Women Championships in Equatorial Guinea to join six other nations if they beat Nigeria tomorrow. The Zimbabweans will need to do without strikers Rufaro Machingura and Rutendo Makore who were not fit to travel with the team.
“They have been great players but without them it does not mean the team is disabled, we have good players who can fit in their shoes and give us the results we need. I am sure we are going to give this game our best and walk out with our heads high no matter the result,” said Mugadza.