Mighty Warriors coach Sithethelelwe Sibanda is not intimidated by the Kenya’s form at the COSAFA Women Championship ahead of their clash in the second semi final tomorrow.
Zimbabwe qualified to the last four as best runners up after finishing second in group A behind Zambia. Kenya, on the other hand, finished on top of the group with nine points, scoring seventeen goals during the first phase.
Sibanda told the Chronicle that they are fully aware of their opponents’ pedigree but believe they are ready for them.
“We are playing against a very good side, quite compact. They have been together for a long time and have participated in a number of tournaments where they have done well. This obviously gives them some advantage in terms of cohesion but we are equally prepared,” said Sibanda.
She also said they have been working on their weaknesses, chief being the lack of mental strength and adherence to pre-match instructions.
“Most of the times we seemed to follow our opponents’ type of play instead of sticking to our own style of play. We have been working on avoiding that as we get to the knockout stages.”
Meanwhile South Africa will play against Zambia in the first semi final at 2pm while the Zimbabwe-Kenya tie will follow up at 4pm on the same day.