…as the coach applauds Neshamba
Mighty Warriors coach Sithethelelwe Sibanda is hopeful that the match played against Angola has put the players in the groove for the ongoing Cosafa Women’s Championship in South Africa.
Despite the team’s lack of match fitness, because of inactivity, the Mighty Warriors thumped Angola 4-1.
Speaking after the Zimbabwe – Angola match, the coach said she is hopeful that the team will do better in their next game against Mozambique.
“Obviously this is a different country altogether, it was difficult for us in the first game because it had been a long time before we played a match so we lacked match fitness.
“Now I am just hoping that this coming game got the players into the groove.
“We have played Mozambique and we know how they play but definitely, our tactics will be different this time around, we will also be looking at how they plan their game as well.
“Our game plan will be different, but really not much of a difference,” she said.
Sibanda also went on to shower Rudo Neshamba with praises. Neshamba made a major come-back into the national team after a long lay-off, scoring a hatrick during the match.
“Rudo really had a good come back after a long time not being in the national set up but she came back strong and managed to get the woman of the match award.
“We do not want to put pressure on her but I am sure she will grow more confident as the tournament progresses.
“You know that first impression she made will put pressure on her but we will calm her down so that she also takes each game as it comes even though we all know what she is capable of doing. I hope she does that well,” said Sibanda.