Newly signed Sekhukhune United goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini is hoping his move to the side will help him reclaim his place in the Zimbabwean national team.
Kapini has signed one-year deal with the ambitious GladAfrica Championship side.
Although his last call-up was back in 2014 while he was still at AmaZulu, the 36-year-old believes the current generation of the Warriors keepers are struggling and his experience can make a difference.
“I need to go back to play for the national team of Zimbabwe,” Kapini told FARPost.
“As you can see one or two Zimbabwe goalkeepers are struggling, so I think this is my opportunity to showcase my talent especially to everyone who has been doubting me.
“Going back to the Warriors is achievable. You have to express yourself more than those who criticize you, so you don’t need to dwell on criticism you only need to go and do your job and work hard,” he said.
“Coming back from 2-0 down against Algeria was an important draw for us. As you know Algeria went 23 games without a defeat so it was very important to play with the top players. Even us we have top players but the time frame for training was not enough,” added the former Platinum Stars and Highlands Park player.
Zimbabwe are currently second in Group H of the Afcon qualifiers behind leaders Algeria with two matches to play.
Their last two matches of the qualifiers will be against neighbours Botswana and Zambia next year.
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By Ofhani Munyai