Mighty Warriors Ready for Twiga Stars

The Mighty Warriors technical advisor Barry Daka says the players are in good shape technically and mentally ready for the tie against Tanzania in the African Nations Women’s Championships on Sunday.

Zimbabwe carry a 2-1 lead after winning the first leg played in Tanzania two weeks ago.
Veteran former Highlanders coach Barry Daka who has been assisting the girls throughout the campaign explained that his role is mainly advisory but also helped the technical team led by coach Shadreck Mlauzi and Sithethelelwe Sibanda on other issues relating to fitness and other tactics.
Daka is confident the players will deliver the goods when they take on the Twiga Stars in the second leg.

Team doctor Dorothy Masawi has given all the players in camp a clean bill of health despite earlier concerns about star player Rudo Neshamba carrying a knock.

16 year old Maud Mafuruse from Mutare side Faith Drive might become the youngest Zimbabwean player to earn a full senior national team cap if she is selected.

Meanwhile, the Twiga Stars, as the Tanzania women football team are known, were expected in the country yesterday.

Their coach Nasra Juma, is convinced her charges can reverse the score and go through although she admitted that they face a tall order.

“It is true that the odds are heavily stacked against us, but we have what it takes to reverse the score at their own backyard and progress to next stage,” she said.

The match will be handled by Letticia Antonella Viana of Swaziland, who will be assisted by her compatriots Mkhaliphi Patricia Buyile and Siphiwayinkosi Cosma Nxumalo. Noronha Rodrigues Pereira of Mozambique is the match commissioner.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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