PRINCE Dube reckons while the Warriors were placed in a relatively tough group at the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) finals, he has however, refused to rule out the team’s chances of going far at the tournament.
Zimbabwe will have to negotiate a difficult path after they were placed in Group A alongside hosts Cameroon, Mali and Burkina Faso.
The Warriors will set the ball rolling when they face hosts the Indomitable Lions in the opening match of the tournament on April 4 in a game that is likely to set the tone for Zdravko Logarusic.
Logarusic, a holder of Uefa Pro Licence and Caf A Licence and taking over from veteran gaffer Sunday Chidzambwa, has outlined how he intends to select players for the tournament by having a 10-day camp.
Dube, who played an important role in ensuring the Warriors booked their ticket for a fifth appearance at the tournament designed for those who ply their trade in local leagues, feels the team’s chances are as everyone in their group.
“It’s a bit tough group but we just need to apply ourselves well and prepare well as a team. The fact that we are facing the hosts should actually motivate us to perform even better,” Dube told the Daily News.
“We need to go there and fight together for us to progress. I believe if we can work together nothing really is impossible. We just need to believe in ourselves. I think our chances are as good as anyone.”
Dube overcame a slow start to last year’s campaign in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League before going on to score seven goals for Highlanders guiding them to the Chibuku Super Cup glory.
And having flourished under Dutch coach Hendrikus Pieter de Jongh, who arrived at the club midway through the season, Dube was duly invited for trials in China recently at an unnamed club although nothing concrete came from it.