Warriors arrive in Ethiopia for Tuesday World Cup qualifying clash

Zimstar Sports

The Zimbabwe Senior Men’s Football Team has arrived in Ethiopia’s port city of Bahir Dar ahead of their crucial 2022 World Cup Qualifier against the East Africans on Tuesday.

The Warriors drew 0-0 at home to neighbours on Friday.

Bahir Dar is roughly 500 km away from the capital and travel hub of Addis Ababa.

Bahir Dar Stadium is the only facility that has been cleared by CAF to host World Cup qualifiers in Ethiopia.

Zdravko Logarušić’s men will has a difficult task of beating their opponents to keep alive, hopes of qualifying for the global football competition for the first time ever.

Veteran sports caster Charles Mabika has urged local fans to be patient with the country’s football ambassadors who have come under fire over a string of poor performances under their Croatian mentor.

“I know we are all angry and hurt by the Warriors lifeless performance last Friday. But let’s not start throwing brickbats now and concentrate on rallying behind the troops including Loga and his technical team. We are still in with a big chance against tricky Ethiopia,” Mabika said via his Twitter handle.

Zimbabwe, who qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, are in Group H together with Ghana in the World Cup qualifying campaign.

Only the top team gets the sole ticket for the finals in Qatar next year.