SuperSport United Striker Evans Rusike says they are ready for their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) opening clash on Friday against the record seven-time African champions and hosts Egypt at the Cairo International Stadium.

While they go into this clash as underdogs, he believes they could pull a rabbit out a hat and surprise all and sundry.

The Warriors are pitted in Group A along with hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Uganda.

Closer to home, as Kaizer Chiefs look to bolster their squad for a better season, SuperSport United striker Rusike’s name has heavily been linked to Amakhosi’s shopping list.

Rusike worked with Chiefs Coach Ernst Middendorp  at Maritzburg United during 2015/16 season where he excelled in his first season in the PSL.

Rusike scored nine league goals in 27 league appearances, including two in the last game of that season against Jomo Cosmos as Maritzburg retained their PSL status.

Zimbabwe played to a 1-1 draw against Tanzania behind the closed doors in their final AFCON warm-up match at El Sekka El Hadid Stadium in Cairo on Sunday.


Report by Tumi Gabonamong