Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa is not throwing in the towel yet and is confident his side can beat Tunisia this evening and qualify for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Although the West Africans have already reached the knockout stages of the continental showpiece, their aim is to finish their group stage campaign in style with a win.
Bagging three wins and not conceding a single goal will be a feat they would like to achieve, as they want to remain favourites to lift the trophy.
Now in pole position for the second qualification spot, the more experienced Tunisians look like a strong bet at 17/20 (1.85) to demonstrate their quality once again when they take on an inconsistent Zimbabwean outfit who will be forced to leave themselves exposed at the back in search of victory.
Algeria will play Senegal in the other group game on Monday. Now we are there and we will keep focusing game by game.
"We sat together as a team and I kept on motivating the players knowing that as the tournament proceeds they will gain more confidence". It is a lesson learnt for us, but the good part is we are still in it, it's not yet over.
"Each game is different, we have to adapt".
It was a disappointing loss for Zimbabwe after the early promise the team had shown in the entertaining 2-2 draw against Algeria in their opening match of the competition. But a win alone won't ensure their progress to the next round as they await the results of other group matches.