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Darikwa on upcoming African Cup of Nations

11 June 2019

Nottingham Forest defender Tendayi Darikwa hopes that the Forest faithful will be cheering him and Zimbabwe on during the African Cup of Nations.

The full back is set to feature in his first major tournament, with their first game against hosts Egypt on Friday 21st June, and is looking forward to testing himself against the best that the continent has to offer.

He said: “My club has been really supportive of me since l arrived in camp. I am sure everyone back in Nottingham is fully supporting Zimbabwe to do well in this tournament.

“Of course, this is a big opportunity for me personally to show my club and show everyone that I can do well on this stage against some of the best players in the world.

“With this being my first opportunity to represent Zimbabwe in such a major tournament, I am very excited and it’s an honour to be part of this squad.

“I am really looking forward to playing in the first game against Egypt. I think as a team we are all very confident in ourselves and we have got belief that we can do very well in this tournament.

“I think it helps that some of the guys have played in previous African Cup of Nations tournaments and I am sure that experience they have on the big stage will help us moving forward. We are training well, getting ready for the big test against Egypt.”


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