George Chigova backs Zimbabwe to do well at AFCON


Zimbabwe national team and Polokwane City goalkeeper George Chigova believes his country will do well at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt this year.

Zimbabwe were drawn against hosts Egypt ,DR Congo and Uganda in Group A and are set to return to the finals for the second time in succession after they qualified for the tournament in Gabon two years ago.

Chigova backs his country's chances of doing well in the competition this year.

"It's a fair draw," Chigova said.

"It will be tough playing against Egypt considering they will be playing at home. Uganda did well during the AFCON qualifier games and we played with the DR Congo in the same group.

"But as a I said it's a fair draw for us and I fancy our chances of going to the next stage of the tournament."

The Rise and Shine goalkeeper remains confident the Zimbabwean nation will rally behind the team in their quest for success.

"It's our main aim [to do well]. Our aim was to qualify first and so we have qualified. As a team and country we hope to do well and go to the knockout stages for first time," he added.