Mighty Warriors confident

HARARE - Mighty Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi says they are aiming for a positive result when they face Tanzania tomorrow in the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations first round, first leg qualifier.

The Mighty Warriors were scheduled to depart Harare at 2am today for Dar es Salaam where they are looking at putting an impressive show in their bid to qualify for the tournament to be hosted by Cameroon later this year.

Mlauzi’s charges have been preparing for the tie in Bulawayo for the past three weeks before shifting base to Harare where they conducted their last training session yesterday ahead of their departure.

“We have been preparing for this match for some time now and I can safely say we are really satisfied with what we are seeing,” Mlauzi told the Daily News yesterday.

“It seems the girls are ready to go. We want to go out there and come with a positive result.

“We are going there with a positive mind. We hope to score goals and it will be easy when we play the return leg. We don’t want to put ourselves under pressure. We should take one step at a time. I would say we are 80 percent sure of getting the result we want.”

Mlauzi added: “We should also not concede. It is important that we keep a clean sheet.”

The Mighty Warriors face Tanzania tomorrow for the first leg before hosting them for the return leg two weeks later.

The winner between Zimbabwe and Tanzania will meet either Namibia or Zambia in the last qualifying round.

Seven teams from the qualifiers will join Cameroon from November 19 to December 3 for the tournament.

The Mighty Warriors coach has kept faith in the majority of players who have been doing duty lately.  

The Mighty Warriors wrote their own piece of history by becoming the first football side in the country to qualify for the global sporting showpiece in Brazil this year and will also be looking at qualifying for the African Women Championships.


Goalkeepers: Chido Dzingirai, Lindiwe Magwede

Defenders: Nobuhle Majika (vice-captain), Sheila Makoto, Eunice Chibanda, Lynett Mutokuto, Daisy Kaitano, Patience Mujuru, Nobukhosi Ncube

Midfielders: Emmaculate Msipa, Viola Ndlovu, Rejoice Kapfumvuti, Felistas Muzongondi (captain), Marjory Nyaumwe, Mavis Chirandu

Strikers: Rudo Neshamba, Erina Jeke, Samkelisiwe Zulu

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