Zimbabwe's Knowledge Musona
Sunday Mar 27, 2016. 12:52
Zimbabwe will look to bag the full three points at home when they host Swaziland in their 2017 CAF African Cup of Nations Qualifier on Monday.
The Warriors will be boosted by their 1-1 draw in Swaziland on Friday and will now hope to bag a victory at home.
The two nations played to a 1-1 draw in Lobamba following a great display by Calisto Pasuwa's men
The Zimbabweans scored through Njabulo Ndlovu's own goal after exerting pressure on their hosts and it ended up 1-1 when striker Knowledge Musona took a great free kick.
In the group, the hosts now occupy the top spot with five points after three rounds of matches and will hope to fight hard for a win and raise their hopes of reaching Gabon.
Experienced players such as KV Oostende's Musona and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder and skipper Willard Katsande will be tasked to inspire the team as they will hope to bag a victory in front of home crowds.
On the other hand, the Swazi side will also be out looking for a victory to rectify their errors after their disappointing draw at home.
Isihlangu Somnikati will know that going to Harare is set to be a test of character as they're set to make a historic qualification to the continent's elite tournament.
They share the group's top spot with their Southern African opponents after three matches after they beat Guinea and also drew against Malawi.
Skipper Tony Tsabedze will be the man expected to lead the hosts as they target redemption and keep their good run in the qualifiers intact.
A win away to Zimbabwe will allow them to have eight points, thus leading the group and raise their hopes of booking ticket to Gabon next year.
The match is scheduled to be staged at National Sports Stadium in Harare on Monday at 15:00