Paul Munyuki Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWE Davis Cup playing captain Martin Dzuwa says his side for the Euro-Africa Zone play-off next Friday will have to be very aggressive if they are to conquer Finland.
A win for Zimbabwe in this tournament will see them playing the winner between Georgia and Denmark in the second round.
Defeat will mean they play the loser between Georgia-Denmark in the relegating play-off.
“We have to be aggressive in our play,” said Dzuwa.
Zimbabwe will meet up in Finland tomorrow, the duo of Courtney Lock and Takanyi Garanganga coming from their bases in the United States while Mark Fynn will be coming from Turkey.
“It is going to be a tough outing and we all know that in any sport there is always a team ranked higher on paper, we are going there missing one player but those who are there have to fill up the void and play as expected,” said Dzuwa.
On the current ranking Zimbabwe are ranked as the 65th best Davis Cup playing nation, 10 slots below Finland.
In their last Davis Cup game last July Zimbabwe whitewashed Moldova 5-0 in Harare to earn Zone Group II safety.
“We are coming from a win and that win was good but that came against a much weaker team compared to Finland, they played a much tougher Portugal team and for us we feel that there is not much of a difference because we are all ranked in the top 200.
“It’s good that we will be in Finland for a number of days before we get to pay our games, train and practise together as a teams and have enough time to acclimatise,” said Dzuwa.