Flames assistant coach Young Chimodzi has said Civo Stadium pitch is still bumpy in the countdown to Saturdayâ€™s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations decisive qualifier against Ghana.
The Flames started training at the match venue on Monday as they stepped up preparations for the Black Stars showdown.
â€œThe pitch is still bumpy, but we have no other option other than adapt to the conditions.
â€œWe have to try and make use of the time we have to get used to the pitch,â€ said Chimodzi on Tuesday.
Asked to comment on the level of fitness for the foreign-based players, the Flames legend said: â€œIt is difficult to determine their level of fitness because they have only trained with us once.â€
â€œMost of them only arrived yesterday [Monday] and they trained in the afternoon. So, we are likely to have a clear picture today [yesterday],â€ said Chimodzi.
Vice-captain Joseph â€˜Shakiraâ€™ Kamwendo also said they are adapting to the conditions of the pitch.
â€œIt is not all that bad and we have at least four more days to train on the pitch,â€ said Kamwendo.
The ever-optimistic Kamwendo also described the morale in camp as high.
â€œWe are all in good spirits. We are two goals down, but we have switched our focus to the return leg.
â€œWe are determined to turn the tables on Saturday, that is our aim,â€ he said.
The Flames lost the first leg 2-0 in Accra and need to win by a three-goal margin on Saturday to qualify for the continental showpiece.