The Brave Warriors will have to combine flexibility and tactical astuteness for the match against Ivory Coast on Monday afternoon in their final Group D match at the African Cup of Nations Finals.
Facing the media on Sunday morning, coach Ricardo Mannetti says his team have shown they can play the best on the continent and for the Ivory Coast match, they have to do more to get the elusive goal and probably a win at the 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations.
” We need more than our compact play against Morrocco and the flexibility against South Africa. We need to add more and get the goals and this can happen. I’m positive and the boys know they can give more”, Mannetti states.
He adds that the group has been tough as evidenced by the score lines and that proves how difficult how the group is.
” Very close scorelines and now it’s our chance to score and maybe win. We respect Ivory Coast and we know they will come out to play as well. We have to get around them and get our goal in this group and hopefully a win as well”, says Mannetti.
Brave Warriors vice captain Petrus Shitembi, echoes his coach sentiments and promises hardwork.
” We came here to do our best and after these two defeats and we go into our final game looking for a good showing. We will leave it on the pitch. We lack that game management experience and we got wiser now and we will show in the final match”, Shitembi states.
The final group games will be on Monday 1 July as South Africa and Morrocco meet at Al Salam Stadium and the Brave Warriors takes on Ivory Coast at the 30 June Stadium, both games at 18h00.