Warriors midfielder Danny Phiri feels the Warriors can do better at this month’s Chan finals despite his absence and four other key players due to injury.
Phiri was ruled out of the tournament due to an ankle injury.
He was joined on the sidelines by his Chicken Inn teammates Raphael Kutinyu and Teenage Hadebe as well as Hillary Bakacheza and goalkeeper Takabva Mawaya.
The injuries left coach Callisto Pasuwa with 27 men to select his final 23 men from.
But Phiri believes their absence will not negatively affect the team which he says still has talented strong characters.
“Injuries are always expected in football and I guess that is why the coach called up 32 players in camp at first. When others are out, there are always guys available to fill up,” Phiri said.
“It could be the five of us who are out injured by the team remains strong. There are guys in the team with strong characters and technically gifted. I believe they will do well in the team and our absence will not be felt. The guys are very serious and are training hard. Their hard work will be rewarded.”
In Phiri’s absence, Caps United right-back Hardlife Zvirekwi will captain the team in Rwanda.