6 June 2018
WARRIORS coach Sunday Chidzambwa will make some changes when Zimbabwe face Lesotho in the 2018 COSAFA Cup semi-final in Polokwane Wednesday night.
Kick-off is 7:30 pm.
With captain Ovidu Karuru injured, Chidzambwa hinted that Tafadzwa Kutinyu, who arrived in camp after the first game, looks set to play a part.
“We are also happy that Kutinyu has arrived and he can also play in the role well,” said Chidzambwa.
Karuru, who suffered an ankle injury in the quarter-final and is ruled out for three weeks, was replaced by Richard Hachiro in that first game.
Indications are also that Ngezi Platinum’s Terrence Dzvukamanja will start against Lesotho.
The Castle Lager Premiership’s top scorer was also introduced as a substitute late in the game but had little room to express himself. Boroka star Talent Chawapihwa could be sacrificed.
Chidzambwa looks set to maintain his back four of FC Platinum right back Jameson Mukombwe, Chicken Inn left back Devine Lunga, FC Platinum’s central defender Kevin Moyo and Wales-based Alec Mudimu.
Orlando Pirates’ Marshal Munetsi could find it easier playing with hard working Kutinyu just in front of him.
On Tuesday the technical team was still weighing their options on whether to start with Tino Kadewere or Abbas Amidu as Evans Rusike’s strike partner.
If the Warriors go through to the final they will face winner between Zambia and Madagascar. Bookmakers however, are already predicting a repeat of the last final – champions Zimbabwe facing runners up Zambia.