Mighty Warriors seek to finish off Tanzania

HARARE - Mighty Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi says his team is ready to finish off Tanzania and progress to the next round of the 2016 Africa Women Championships (AWC) qualifiers.

Zimbabwe face the Twiga Stars on Sunday at Rufaro Stadium carrying a 2-1 lead from the first leg and a draw will be enough to send them into the last qualifying round against either Zambia or Namibia.

A win in the last qualifying round will earn the Mighty Warriors a berth at the AWC finals to be hosted by Cameroon from November 19 to December 3 this year.

And following a stand-off between the players and the football motherbody Zifa over unpaid bonuses last week, Mlauzi says their preparations have since went a gear up.

“We have since put that episode behind us and we are now focussed on finishing the job at hand,” Mlauzi told the Daily News yesterday.

“I think the girls have responded well and everyone is working hard. We are promising soccer-loving Zimbabweans a good game.

“We promise our fans an entertaining game.”

Mlauzi says he expects striker Rudo Neshamba and midfielder Viola Ndlovu to shake off knocks they picked up in the first leg and be fit for Sunday’s match.

Zimbabwe is also using the AWC qualifiers as preparations for the Olympic Games to be held in Brazil later this year.

The Mighty Warriors last year wrote their own piece of history by becoming the first football side in the country to qualify for the global sporting showpiece in Brazil and are now aiming at qualifying for the AWC.

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they must kill until die

marcus - 16 March 2016

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