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Zimbabwe women football team arrives in South Africa
« on: June 01, 2007, 08:50:02 AM »
Zimbabwe women's soccer team Mighty Warriors, eager to secure a first leg away win against South Africa, has immediately got down to business in Johannesburg on Wednesday after their long road trip from Harare, The Herald reported.

The senior women's soccer side will take on South Africa's Banyana Banyana in a 2008 Olympic Games qualifier at the Caledonia Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday.

But Rosemary Mugadza's charges, who left Harare on Tuesday afternoon as part of a 26-member delegation and were well received by the South African Football Association yesterday, will be staying in Johannesburg and will have to make the short trip to Pretoria for Sunday's match.

There was a minor setback for the Mighty Warriors at the Beitbridge Border Post where the first choice goalkeeper Daisy Mukwena was briefly detained by the South African immigration officials for having previously overstayed on her last visit to that country.

The team had to proceed without her as she remained behind with team manager Charity Munemo to organise payment of the R100 penalty for overstaying before catching up with the rest of the team at their Johannesburg hotel.

Mugadza, who will also be hoping that striker Marylin Magozore, who underwent an operation recently, would be fully fit for the game. The Mufakose Queens striker scored the consolation for Zimbabwe against Banyana Banyana when the South Africans demolished the Mighty Warriors 4-1 in the Cosafa semi-final in Zambia last October.

There are no major changes to the regular Mighty Warriors side, though, with Mandy Mutekwa, the only new face in the side after she received a late call-up to replace Sandra Mpofu.

Mpofu was dropped from the squad at the last minute after her passport was reportedly misplaced at the South African embassy.