Jordan ecstatic after dramatic escape Jordan Zemura

Tadious Manyepo-Sports Reporter

WARRIORS star Jordan Zemura is hoping to experience the same emotion he is currently going through after his team’s heroic survival in the Italian Serie A when he turns out for Zimbabwe next month.

Zemura, who is part of the Warriors squad to play in the double-header 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and South Africa next month was benched until the final three minutes of the contest. 

Speaking with Zimpapers Sports yesterday, the former Bournemouth player said Sunday night’s euphoria was one of the best feelings he has ever had in his professional career. 

“I am filled with great emotions, and happy with our result against Frosinone whose outcome ensured that we survived the chop,” said Zemura. 

“I am so proud to be a part of this club. In a season that has been challenging for all of us, we stayed focused and continued to work hard. 

“The fans have been by our side and pushing us from the beginning. Football is about passion and emotions. Sunday was one of those special nights.” 

With the team securing their Serie A status, Zemura said his focus will be on helping them to achieve more especially given their manager’s achievements back in the days when he was still the Italian skipper, winning the 2006 World Cup and the Ballon d’Or. 

“After managing to survive relegation, as a team, we now know what could have befallen us. It was a tense ride but we managed to sail to safety,” he said. 

“We won’t be ready to be in the same situation again. So next season’s preparations start now. 

“Will be keen to compete and be able to deliver.” 

Zemura, who could not be drawn into revealing whether he was invited in the Warriors squad to play Lesotho and South Africa in June is expected to come in handy as the Warriors seek to enhance their chances of qualifying for a maiden World Cup. 

Zimbabwe play Lesotho on June 7 at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg in a game they will be the home side before they face South Africa four days later at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. 

They are on two points after two rounds of matches making the two upcoming games very crucial. 

And Zemura, along with his fellow regulars Tino Kadewere, Teenage Hadebe, Marvelous Nakamba, and Marshal Munetsi will be expected to play major roles in inspiring the Warriors. 

“I have always been ready to represent my country. “I will be keen to put the badge on and fight for the flag.”

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