Tadious Manyepo in JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
NOBUKHOSI Ncube wants the Mighty Warriors to be relentless in attack when they play Namibia in their second match of the COSAFA Women’s Championship at Dobsonville this afternoon.
The match gets underway at 3:30pm.
The Zimbabweans are walking with a spring in their step after their 1-0 opening match victory over Lesotho.
With three points to their name, the Mighty Warriors are on top of the log while their opponents today are on a point apiece along with Botswana in a group anchored by Lesotho with no points.
Mighty Warriors vice-captain Ncube has urged the Zimbabweans to bring their A-Game against Namibia.
“The match against Namibia is crucial as far as our future in the tournament is concerned,” Ncube said.
“Our match against Lesotho was very intense and we were making a lot of mistakes in all departments.
“But, I thought we ought to have scored more goals given the chances we created in that game.
“Our attacking needs to be on point, as a team, we need to be flawless.
“We need to create as many chances and score as many goals.”
“Namibia is a very good team, they showed it in their opening game against Namibia.
“That means we need to be cautious and be compact in all departments.
“But, it is our attack that we need to sharpen. We need to improve in our conversion rate”.
Barring any eventualities, Ncube is most likely to retain her place at the heart of Shadreck Mlauzi’s back three.
Ncube was solid in the match against Lesotho and from the way they trained yesterday, Ncube, just like in the opening game will be partnered by Purity Mugayi and Vimbai Mharadzi.
Chapungu Queens’ Edline Mutumbami who came on as a substitute against Lesotho and changed the complexion of the game is also likely to start.
Livewire winger Privilege Mupeti, who scored against Lesotho after coming on as a substitute, could also start with Mlauzi confirming he is making some changes from the team that played last week.
“We are freshening up a bit, we need to galvanise our mi dfield and add some fire power in front,” said Mlauzi.
Mighty Warriors Probable Line-Up
Cynthia Shonga, Eunice Chibanda, Purity Mugayi, Vimbai Mharadzi, Nobukhosi Ncube, Daisy Kaitano, Shyleene Dambamuromo, Edline Mutumbami, Christable Katona, Privileg Mupeti, Rudo Neshamba