MIGHTY Warriors head coach Sithethelelwe Sibanda says her charges will need to post a positive result or at least score against Namibia in an away AWCON Qualifier match set for 5 April.
Zimbabwe will welcome their opponents three days later at Rufaro Stadium.
a�?A positive result in the away match is critical so that we relieve ourselves of intense pressure in the deciding match at home. If we cannot win, we have to score,a�? said Sibanda adding that they would have loved more time together in preparation for the match.
The team needed more time to gel.
a�?The preparation time is definitely not enough, we would have loved more time together, and probably a competitive friendly match to gauge our fitness and competitiveness. When we started their (players) fitness was not so good, but they are improving daily. There is still a lot of work to be done for us to be able to compete, I am hopeful that will be achieved,a�? said the former Mighty Warriors defender.
Sibanda, better known as Kwinji 15, last September guided her charges to a second place finish in the COSAFA Womena��s Championship after falling 2-1 at the hands of South Africaa��s Banyana Banyana.
Meanwhile, Spain-based Mighty Warriors striker Rutendo Makore could miss Zimbabwea��s match against Namibia amid revelations that she recently suffered a foot injury during her teama��s 2-1 loss to Zaragoza in the Spanish Feminina.
Makore was reportedly stretched off the match seemingly in pain in the 54th minute and she is set for further examination to ascertain the extent of the injury.
Makore, who was awarded the Golden Boot Award after having netted 10 goals in last yeara��s COSAFA Womena��s Championship joinedA� Sporting Huelva in December last year on a performance based loan from Black Rhinos with an option of sealing a permanent move.
Though rocked by injuries the Zimbabwean starlet has reportedly shone with some memorable performances and she recently scored against giants Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.