Jaure rallies Warriors ahead of Tanzania tie

HARARE - Stand-in Zimbabwe captain Partson Jaure reckons Sunday’s showdown with Tanzania will show if the Warriors have the pedigree to qualify for the 2015 African Nations Cup finals in Morocco.

The Warriors fly out to Dar es Salaam this afternoon for the first round, first leg tie against the Taifa Stars at the National Stadium in the Tanzanian capital on Sunday.

Jaure, who was handed the armband in the absence of newly-appointed Warriors substantive skipper Carrington Nyadombo, said Sunday’s match against Tanzania set the tone for the whole campaign.

“Tanzania are a good side and will be tough opponents, but I think what we really need to do in this game is to keep our focus,” Jaure told the Daily News yesterday.

“It is a big test of character for us because we know that if we win this match it will take us to another level.  It will also give us confidence and keep us in the running for qualification.

“We need to get an away win on Sunday and then see what happens when they come here. This is the match that should gauge our strength for the campaign.”

Jaure also backed the current crop of Warriors do deliver.    

“The good thing about our squad is that we have played together at Chan so the understanding is there. There are also foreign-based players who have been doing well who have been drafted.  It gives us more options.

“We need to work hard as a team and adopt a positive approach to this match. We should go there and win.

“If you look at our players, most of them have been doing well at their clubs and I think that should help us on Sunday.

“I think it will come down to how we gel as a team but I do not doubt the talent that we have and if we bring in the club form that most of them have shown then we will not go wrong.”

The Warriors’ preparations for the Tanzania tie have been dogged by injuries, with Dynamos centre-back Sydney Linyama pulling out after sustaining an ankle injury while Ajax Cape Town striker Simbarashe Sithole was also injured during the first day of training.

The Kaizer Chiefs pair of Willard Katsande and Kingston Nkhatha made Ian Gorowa’s selection options limited after withdrawing from the squad late.

The Warriors touring party had not been announced at the time of going to press last might.

Comments (2)

Go warriors go, never mind Katsande. You can make it if you believe in yourself

WARRIOR - 16 May 2014

before I looked at the bank draft which had said $4694 , I be certain that my father in law had been realey receiving money in there spare time on their apple labtop. . there dads buddy has been doing this for only ten months and resantly repaid the morgage on there condo and got a brand new Toyota . read here.............www.Works23.us

Donect1950 - 17 May 2014

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