'Let's fill up NSS'

HARARE - Warriors fans have been urged to come out in their large numbers and rally behind the team against the DRC at the National Sports Stadium this evening.

Zimbabwe are on the verge of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals following a 2-1 win over the DRC in Kinshasa on Saturday night.

Defender Ronald Pfumbidzayi gave Zimbabwe a first half lead with a half volley from inside the penalty box after DRC had failed to deal with Khama Billiat’s free kick.

Captain Knowledge Musona increased the Warriors’ lead in the second half shortly before he was sent off.

Yannick Bolasie gave the Leopards some hope with a late header but the Warriors held on for a precious away win.

The Warriors now lead Group G with seven points from three matches and a win tonight would mean Sunday Chidzambwa’s side will book their place for the finals to be held in Cameroon next June-July.

Warriors fan Chris “Romario” Musekiwa called upon Zimbabweans to create an electric and intimidating atmosphere to unsettle the visitors. 

“I think we have seen from the first leg that the Stade des Martyrs was filled to capacity and it’s now our turn to come in huge numbers and support our boys at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow (today) night,” Musekiwa said.

“I’m sure we can do this. Let’s go and fill the National Sports Stadium; our boys need us most. We are now very close to Cameroon.

“Let’s not allow this opportunity to slip away. Most fans could not travel to Kinshasa and I think this is our opportunity to show our love for our players.”

Musekiwa’s sentiments were also echoed by Friends of the Warriors chairperson Edward Chimedza.

“This is our opportunity to play our role for the team. Let’s come in our numbers at the Nationals Sports Stadium and create a noisy environment that will make it difficult for DRC to play.

“We need to create an intimidating atmosphere for the visitors while rallying behind the boys,” Chimedza said.

“We are almost there and we only need this win. The boys did us proud in Kinshasa and they need us now to show them our support.

“Zifa has done well to keep the cheapest ticket at $5 and I think it’s now up to us the fans to go and show love to the boys.”

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