Mighty Warriors back in camp


The Mighty Warriors trooped back into camp yesterday ahead of the Caf African Women Championships second leg football qualifier against Botswana set for Rufaro next week.

The Rosemary Mugadza-coached side will go into the match carrying a crucial away goal after beating the female Zebras 1-0 in Gaborone last week.

Striker Erina Jeke headed in the all-important goal that could prove to be decisive.

The victorious team flew back into the country on Monday afternoon. Mugadza, who has made it clear that she was not taking the opposition lightly, yesterday called the team back into camp just after a days rest. She retained all the players that went to Botswana while Samkeliso Zulu who could not travel because of an injury has not recovered.

Nokuthula Ndlovu, who also missed the flight to Botswana because of an ankle problem, is back, and so is defender Lynette Mutokuto who had a groin trouble.

While Mugadza will be happy that most of her players who could not make the trip to Botswana through injuries are back, it is the availability of Ndlovu which will excite her more.

The veteran left-sided midfielder was greatly missed in the match as her replacement Sheila Makoto, failed to link up play with left-back Ruvimbo Mutyavaviri and the strikers.

The Mighty Warriors will face the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the next round of the qualifiers if they manage a positive result against Botswana.

The Africa Women Championships, the equivalent of the mens version of the Africa Cup of Nations, will be staged in Equatorial Guinea later this year.

Mighty Warriors squad
O Chingawo, C Dzingirai, M Mandara, R Mutyavaviri, P Mujuru, D Bhobho, N Majika, L Mutokuto, T Mandaza, E Msipa, T Mairosi, N Ndlovu, M Nyaumwe, S Makoto, E Chibanda, E Jeke, K Bhasopo, P Masitara, R Neshamba, V Bepete, L Mugavazi, R Makore, G Chibvura, P Mukutya, R Machingura.