The Zimbabwe senior men soccer team's technical department say they're taking a cautious approach ahead of the Afcon qualifier against Angola this weekend.
The confrontation with Angola will have a two faceted dimension as the Warriors will battle the Palancas Negras on the mental and physical fronts.
The technical department says it working relentlessly on enhancing the mental and physical capacity of the players ahead of the crucial showdown with the Angolans.
Warriors assistant coach David Mandigora said although they carry a 3-1 advantage heading into the second leg they're wary of the threat posed by the hosts.
"We are taking a cautious approach into the match.
"It's important that we don't concede an early goal because it can have disastrous consequences", said Mandigora.
Mandigora said although playing away from home is not easy, Zimbabwe boasts of battle hardened players who can live up to any challenge.
"We have seasoned players such as Nengomasha and Nyandoro who are used to play in tough matches so they'll provide motivation and mental strength to the other players," said Mandigora.
Psychological warfare is rife in African football and normally characterises matches of that magnitude.
However, the Warriors say they are aware of what's at stake and will fight to the bitter end to garner the much needed positive result that will seal qualification for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa
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