Sara Daebritz (bottom) of Germany in action against Marjorty Nyaumwe (C) of Zimbabwe during the women's preliminary round match between Zimbabwe and Germany of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 03 August 2016. EPA/JUCA RODRIGUES/FRAMEPHOTO
Friday Aug 05, 2016. 10:01
The Mighty Warriors of Zimbabwe will have to go all out to get a win as they prepare to face Canada in their second 2016 Rio Olympics Group F match on Saturday night.
The Southern African side are fresh from a humbling 6-1 defeat at the hands of Germany and will now hope to revive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages.
Shadreck Mlauzi's side face another daunting task of overcoming Canada and the match is set to be another massive challenge for the Mighty Warriors.
Mlauzi will have to work hard in motivating his charges to erase their thumping by the Germans and to focus on their second assignment.
The Zimbabweans currently occupy bottom spot in the group with zero points.
A win for the Zimbabweans will see them move to the third spot with three points, but that will depend on Australia's result against Germany later on in the day.
Kudakwashe Basopo scored their first ever goal in the Olympics and coach Mlauzi will hope to see her finding the back of the net once again.
Looking at the Canadians, they are motivated heading to this encounter after bagging a comfortable 2-0 win over the Aussies on Wednesday.
John Herdman's side are favourites to dispatch their counterparts and Janine Beckie as well as skipper Christine Sinclair, who scored against the Aussies, could cause problems for Zimbabwe.
Canada occupy top spot in the group with three points and a win will secure a spot in the knockout stages.
The match is scheduled to get underway at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, kicking off at 20h00 CAT.