The Brave Warriors will have to be extra cautious on Saturday afternoon in Zambia when they go into battle against a wounded Chipolopolo side in a CHAN qualifier return leg.
A fortnight ago the Zambian team succumbed to defeat at the hands of the Brave Warriors in a first leg tie played in the capital, Windhoek.
Black Africa and Brave Warriors defender Junior Gebhardt who have since travelled to Zambia spoke of nothing less than a win this Saturday. “Defence will be crucial for us. We have to remain patient and disciplined at all times. They will come out with guns blazing because they need a goal. We will try to get our goals too and tactical discipline will be so crucial for us.”
The Brave Warriors can go through to the next and final round of the qualification if they manage to get a draw on Saturday, while a defeat by a margin of two goals will see them go to penalties.
Gebhardt was involved in the first leg win against Zambia a fortnight ago, where he assisted Benjamin Nenkavu who eventually scored the winning goal for the Brave Warriors who walked away 2-1 victors.
Another key player for the Warriors on Saturday will be Tura Magic hard running and mercurial midfielder Peter Shalulile, who also had a great game in the first leg.
Shalulile echoed Gebhardt’s sentiments and added that an early goal for the Warriors will surely go a long way in their quest to reach the next round of qualification for Rwanda 2016 CHAN.
“We expect a tough game on Saturday. It won’t be a walk in the park for us but we are prepared mentally and physically. We know they will come out for an early goal and so should we. It will be an interesting game and hopefully we progress,” said Shalulile.