The head coach of the Mozambique Under-20 team, Dario Monteiro has vowed to fight for victory in the final group fixture against the Flying Eagles of Nigeria.
Monteiro's side suffered a 3-0 defeat against the Cubs of Senegal at the 2023 U-20 AFCON on Wednesday.
The result jeopardised the Manbinhas' chances of qualifying from Group A having played a goalless draw against Egypt in the opening fixture of the competition.
Despite his side's two games winless run in the tournament, Monteiro remains optimistic about booking a quarter-final ticket at the detriment of the Flying Eagles.
He admitted to a news conference that he expects a difficult game on Saturday but believes his men have what it takes to win the encounter.
"We are now preparing to face Nigeria on Saturday.
"The match is not easy, but we are holding on to our chance to rise and we will fight for victory.
"It is now clear, either we win or we return to our country," he said.