Might Warriors confident

HARARE - Zimbabwe national women football team assistant coach Mebelo Njekwa is confident that his side will qualify for 2015 African Games when they host Ghana in the second leg qualifier this afternoon at Rufaro Stadium.

Rosemary Mugadza’s ladies will be looking to overturn the 2-1 defeat which they suffered in the first leg in Accra two weeks ago.

The Mighty Warriors are confident the away goal they scored in the first leg will come in handy and will be a deciding factor on which team reaches the finals in Brazzaville, Congo.

With an away goal, a 1-0 win would be enough for the Mighty Warriors to dump Ghana out of the tournament.

“We just need to score more goals tomorrow (today) and preparations are going on well,” Njekwa told the Daily News on Sunday.

“We are actually having our last training session as I’m speaking to you. If we remain with the right attitude I think we will beat Ghana.

“The players are in much better shape physically and are getting their individual skills honed and forming effective combinations.

“I’m confident the girls will do well.”

The Black Queens are ranked the number two best women’s team on the continent but Njekwa said there is no need for the Mighty Warriors to fear them.

“We know we are playing a top team, but there is no reason to fear. We will fight and we need to qualify for the 2015 African Games.

“The girls are showing good commitment. I think we are well on course,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Under-23 men side will be hoping to reach the African Games finals by protecting their slender 1-0 lead against Cameroon in today’s second leg in Yauonde.

The Young Warriors won the first leg three weeks ago at Rufaro courtesy of Wisdom Mutasa’s goal.

Calisto Pasuwa is hoping that his players put aside their shoddy preparations that were hampered by club versus country battles since these qualifiers are not recognised on the Fifa calendar.

A number of clubs refused to release their players in time for camp resulting in Pasuwa working with a skeletal squad for most days. 

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