Banyana to face SA-based Zim girls


The pair of goalkeeper Daisy Mukwena and Nokuthula Ndlovu, who now play in South Africa, are expected to join camp today as should striker Pretty Phiri, who now plays in Swaziland.

The Mighty Warriors began their camp at the Zifa Village last Friday and have been training twice a day at Prince Edward.

But it has not really been rosy for Moses Chunga’s charges who have struggled for decent food while their preparations kicked off on a low note with only a few players trooping in.

Chunga was yesterday, however, putting on a brave face insisting the Mighty Warriors would remain focused on their tough assignment against a Banyana Banyana side that has always given them problems.

“We began at a low pace and we had some problems but I think that is being sorted out and the girls will be moved to a better place.

“The players are focused of the big match on Saturday. “No assignment is tough in football and we will have to face South Africa,” said Chunga.

Zimbabwe need a comfortable home win at Gwanzura on Sunday to cushion them when they visit Banyana Banyana in the second leg in South Africa on the weekend of March 7-9.

The winner of this final qualifier will book a place at the 6th African Women's Championships finals in Equatorial Guinea scheduled for November 15-29.

However, the South Africans come into battle with a psychological boost over Zimbabwe having beaten the Mighty Warriors 5-2 on aggregate in the last meeting between the two sides - the qualifiers for the 2008 Olympics Games last year.

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