Tadious Manyepo in JOHANNESBURG
THE Mighty Warriors made a giant leap towards securing a COSAFA Women’s Championship semi-final berth after delivering a vintage show in this Group C victory at Dobsonville Stadium yesterday.
With six points in two matches, and two points above second-placed Botswana, the Shadreck Mlauzi charges can finish as the group leaders if they avoid defeat against Botswana in their last pool match tomorrow.
The Mighty Warriors knew only a victory would give them control after Botswana had overtaken them at the summit of the log with an earlier victory over Lesotho.
And, the Zimbabweans responded in the best way possible, getting the goals through captain Rudo Neshamba and her vice Nobukhosi Ncube, either side of the break.
“This is the competitiveness that we have been talking about all along,” said Mlauzi.
“We need to continue on this trajectory.
“I am impressed with how we carried ourselves in this match.
“It was a very difficult game as we expected it to be. We needed to avoid mistakes in all the departments and be compact.
“We were nearer to flawlessness in the initial stages of the game but we rarely troubled their goalkeeper.
“But I am happy we managed to switch on and got these goals.
“We now need to remain focused as we need to continue being competitive in this tournament.
“This win is very critical in terms of where we want to be as a team”.
Warriors bossing their opponents.