Carrying a healthy 4-0 win into part-two of the tie the Young Mighty Warriors will seek to measure their progress in their aspiration to close the gap between themselves and Nigeria. Morale has been boosted by the hefty cash injection from diamond miners, Marange.
Ties against Nigerian opposition have proved to be difficult in the past and with a clash between the two looming in the second round, Mighty Warriors are already looking ahead to the uphill task against the West Africans.
Coach Langton Giwa is ambitiously looking to a 6-0 win away from home, the kind of treatment Young Mighty Warriors have been subjected to by Nigeria in the past. And if they can wrap that match up in such emphatic fashion then there is every reason to believe that they are finally ready to offer some credible resistance to the Nigerians.
Mozambique may not be the best opposition to prepare for such a daunting task yet they may be useful in gauging Zimbabwe’s preparedness for their potential opponents especially in terms of chance conversion.
Past results have been far from encouraging but recent developments within the ranks of women’s football have been heartening so much that there is every reason to believe that Zimbabwe can compete against the Young Falcons.They will however need to be able to put away even half chances for they will surely be fewer against the Young Falcons.
In Maputo star striker Rufaro Machingura will be missing having been dismissed in the first leg but Rudo Neshamba, who played wide in Harare, can easily deputise.
In the middle of the park Emmaculate Msipa (pictured) is expected to provide stability just as she did in the first leg encounter.
It’s a match which Zimbabwe should win by a wide margin.