Mighty War­riors in friendly match

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Faith Mutema Harare Bu­reau

AFRICAN Women’s Cup of Na­tions-bound, Mighty War­riors are set to clash with South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in a friendly match sched­uled for Bar­bour­fields on Novem­ber 10.

The match is sup­posed to be a prepara­tory mea­sure for the Mighty War­riors as they face the African Women’s Cup of Na­tions just a few weeks away set for Cameroon. Mighty War­riors coach, Shadreck Mlauzi, said this is an op­por­tu­nity for the team to be more ac­tive in prepa­ra­tion for the na­tional games.

“We have to make the most out of this friendly game. The chal­lenge is that most women as­so­ci­a­tions have lit­tle or no in­ter­est in main­tain­ing women’s fit­ness, so we are hop­ing the match with Banyana Banyana will give the team the fo­cus they need for the na­tional games.

“It is go­ing to be a chal­lenge since we lacked prepa­ra­tion due to short­age of re­sources and time has taken the best out of us,” said Mlauzi.

The de­lay in prepa­ra­tion for the team led to the team’s com­mit­tee host­ing a fundrais­ing din­ner at Rain­bow Tow­ers yes­ter­day to see that the Mighty War­riors re­ceive funds for camp, prepa­ra­tion and in the end com­pet­ing in the African Women’s Cup of Na­tions tour­na­ment.

Zim­babwe Football Association spokesper­son, Xolisani Gwe­sela said they are go­ing to or­gan­ise other matches prior to the Women’s cup as a way to pre­pare the Mighty War­riors.

“The dates are yet to be set but the friendly matches are to make up for the time the team has not been train­ing,” said Gwe­sela.

The Mighty War­riors

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