The Mozambican team held its first training session in Maputo on Monday. This is as part of the match against Benin on September 9, counting for the sixth day of the CAN 2023 qualifiers.
Like its Beninese counterpart, the Mozambican selection is actively preparing for the sixth day of the CAN 2023 qualifiers. The Mambas challenge the Cheetahs this Saturday in Maputo. A decisive shock for Mozambique which must avoid defeat to validate its ticket for the final phase of the African Cup, scheduled from January 13 to February 11, 2024.
The Mambas had their first training session on Monday in a stadium in Maputo. All 25 players called by coach Chiquinho Conde participated in this round. Under the effective supervision of the technical staff, the players carried out several exercises focused on the ball.
From keeping the ball to very offensive play, including the establishment of a compact defensive block, everything was carefully studied by the Mozambican team, determined to qualify for the CAN.
“We will win the match”
At a press conference last week to unveil his list of players selected for this fratricidal duel, the national coach of Mozambique, Chiquinho Conde, spoke of his team’s objective for this meeting. And the 57-year-old technician assured that his men will not only be content to maintain their meager advantage in Group L.
“We will win the match, with humility and without despising the opponent. We have a mix of experienced players and new players, which gives us a good mix“, he told reporters. It should be noted that Mozambique only needs a draw to achieve its objective against the Cheetahs who have no other choice but to snatch victory if they do not want to watch this 34th edition of the tournament. African on TV, as is already the case during the previous edition.
As a reminder, the Mozambique-Benin match is scheduled for next Saturday in Maputo from 3 p.m. (GMT).