Zimbabwe captain Knowledge Musona believes his team is ready to prove themselves in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
The Warriors are set to open the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Friday night when they play hosts Egypt.
In an interview with The Herald Newspaper, Musona says the confidence in the team is high.
“If the confidence that I have as the team captain, and also the confidence I have from the players, I think that we can go past the group stages," Musona told the Herald Newspaper.
“It doesn’t matter whom we play in the first game, we know it’s going to be a big game, strong opponents, opening game and they almost never lose at home, we know it’s a tough game.
“But, we are also ready, as underdogs, to show the country, and the world, that we are not here to just make up the numbers but to fight and show what we are capable of.”
The former Kaizer Chiefs star points out that the Warriors are a real team unit who work and believe in each other.
“From the first game of the qualifiers, we had a good team, the good thing is the coaches maintained the same team since we started, I believe we know each other and we know how we function on the field of play and we fight for each other,” Musona continued.
“We don’t show that the others have made mistakes during the game and we always tell ourselves that we win as a team and we lose as a team so this has kept us going for quite a long time and now we really understand each other and we know what we want, we know our mission from the first game.”
Uganda and DR Congo are the other two teams in a tough Group A.