Mighty Warriors coach Sithetheliwe “Kwinji 15” Sibanda has named the starting eleven to face Botswana in the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) 2022 qualifiers last round second leg this evening.
Botswana hosts the Mighty Warriors at the Obed Itani Chilume Stadium in Francistown.
Zimbabwe lost 1-3 to Botswana in the first leg played at the National Sports Stadium in Harare last Friday.
Below is confirmed team news:
Cynthia Shonga (GK), Emmaculate Msipa (c), Nobukhosi Ncube, Vimbai Mharadzi, Danai Bhobho, Egness Tumbare, Edline Mtumbami, Marjory Nyaumwe, Rutendo Makore, Privilege Mupeti, Mavis Chirandu.
Subs: Precious Mudyiwa, Talent Mukwanda, Rudo Neshamba, Berita Kabwe, Christabel Katona, Eunice Chibanda, Maudy Mafuruse.
The match kicks off at 6 PM.
Speaking from Francistown on Wednesday morning, Sibanda told The Herald that the Mighty Warriors face a huge challenge in their quest to qualify for the continental showpiece slated for July in Morocco. She said:
It’s going to be a game that will require a lot of mental fitness in order to deal with the game moments and also if we get everyone at their best because it is more of being able to manage the game demands.
It is not going to be easy considering the result at home but we still need to be focused and mentally strong.
Zimbabwe hosted Botswana at an empty Nationals Sports Stadium last week but Botswana expects more than 11 000 supporters inside the Obed Itani Chiume Stadium.