Tough Opposition For Zimbabwean Teams

The national women’s Under-20 team that beat Mozambique by 3-0 on Sunday will now face continental giants Nigeria in the second round of the Fifa Under-20 World Cup.

On the other hand Hwange who completed a 7-1 aggregate win by beating Zanzibar’s Jamhuri 4-1 in a Caf Confederations Cup preliminary round tie at the Colliery Sunday, the next task is by no means easy facing Sudanese side El Amal.

FC Platinum will face opponents from the same country after setting up a date with El Merreikh in the first round of the Caf Champions League. El Merreikh has a very impressive record in the Caf Champions League.

Motor Action was the only disappointment of the weekend when they surrendered 2-0 at home against South Africa’s Black Leopards in the preliminary round of the Caf Confederations Cup.

The Mighty Bulls were widely expected to advance after holding their opponents to a 1-1 draw away from home in the first leg but Joey Antipas’ side failed to advance.

FC Platinum, who brought Champions league football to the Midlands province were emphatic in their victory scoring four goals in the first half through a Charles Sibanda double added to strikes by Joel Ngodzo and Allen Gahadzikwa.

This was a follow up to the 4-2 win in the first leg against the Swazis.

Likewise Hwange were as ruthless with goals from Allan Tavarwisa, Rodwell Chinyengetere and Ocean Mpofu.

The Young Mighty Warriors were targeting an avalanche in the second leg against their Mozambican opponents.

They managed three however through a Rutendo Makore hat trick and now the task is much more daunting having to negotiate their way past Nigeria.

Nigerian women’s teams have always been successful against Zimbabwean opponents but this time the technical team is planning intensive preparations to try and upset the Young Super Falcons.