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Football community in South Africa happy with Mighty Warriors’ performance

Story by Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor

THE Zimbabwean community in South Africa have applauded the Mighty Warriors for putting up a stellar performance at the COSAFA Women’s Championship that ends this Sunday.

Zimbabwe will fight for the bronze medal in their final match this Sunday against Mozambique at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.

The Mighty Warriors came into this tournament at the back of an 18-month suspension but never showed any signs of rust as they went all the way to the semi-finals.

South African-based Zimbabwean corporate, Zororo-Phumulani which has been mobilising for the team by inviting former footballers who include legendary former Warriors captain, Peter Ndlovu to come and motivate the girls are happy with the progress of the team.

“Sport is something that brings people together, as you can see the number of Zimbabweans here and as Zororo-Phumulani we take pride in supporting the girl child, we supported the Gems on their World Cup campaign here in South Africa and we also supported Kudakwashe Chiwandire in her title fights, so we take pride in supporting Zimbabwean talent so that they reach their full potential,” said Zororo-Phumulani customer experience manager, Fungai Moyo.

Zororo-Phumulani executive marketing manager, Tendai Mangoti said, “We are very happy with their performances coming through from a ban and going all the way to the semi-finals, as a corporate, we will continue to support them in any way we can and also honour our promises as we have always done because they are bringing joy to the nation.”

The funeral services company is also working with the Zimbabwean Embassy in South Africa to organise a send-off function for the Mighty Warriors.

The fans who have been coming to cheer at the stadium are satisfied with the Mighty Warrior’s performance.

“Tiri kufara zvikuru team yatamba zvakanaka mu tournament and we hope vachapfurira mberi,” said a fan.

Another fan said, “The girls have been playing beautiful football we are happy because we didn’t expect that they will go past the first round.”

“The team has brought joy to us, we want to go home with the bronze because the team played well,” said another fan.

Zimbabwe will take on Mozambique in the 3rd place play-off at midday on Sunday while at 3.30 pm defending champions Zambia and free-scoring Malawi clash for the coveted regional title.

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