ZIMBABWE’S Olympic Games-bound ladies team, the Mighty Warriors will be out to bury East African opponents Tanzania, whom they beat 2-1 away in Dar es Salam a few weeks back, when the two teams clash in the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations first round second leg qualifier at Rufaro Stadium today.
BY SPORTS REPORTER
The Shadreck Mlauzi-coached Mighty Warriors will need to avoid losing to the Twiga Stars by a two goal margin — which is highly unlikely considering the visitors struggled in their own backyard.
If the Mighty Warriors overcome Tanzania, they will book a date with regional rivals Zambia for the final qualifying round for the biennial championships, to be hosted by Cameroon from November 19 to December 3 this year.
Mlauzi welcomes back Talent Mandaza into the squad. Mandaza who missed the trip to Tanzania, will fill the void left by injured midfielder Rejoice Kapfumvuti, while Kudakwashe Bhasopo and Greater Bhande have been recalled into the national team fold.
The cheapest ticket has been pegged at $1, while the upper grand stand is $3 and $5 for the VIP stand.
Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela has appealed to football fans to come in their numbers to support the girls.
“We are appealing to fans to come in their numbers to support the girls. I am sure they will brush aside Tanzania and qualify for the next round of the competition,” he said.