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Zimbabwe's Mighty Warriors are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for victory when they host South Africa's Banyana Banyana in a 2008 Olympic Games first round, second leg qualifier at Rufaro on Saturday.

Zimbabwe lost 2-1 to South Africa in the first leg in Pretoria a fortnight ago.

But the Mighty Warriors are determined to overturn that deficit and proceed to the group phase of the qualifiers in Nigeria later in the year.

In a bid to ensure they are fully prepared for Saturday's showdown, the Mighty Warriors have engaged a fitness trainer, who was directing operations during their training sessions in the gym.

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZFA) has also indicated that they will be roping in Highlanders and Warriors assistant coach Methembe Ndlovu to help the women's team.

Henrietta Rushwaya, the acting ZFA chief executive, said they had approached Ndlovu to offer assistance for the Saturday match because the Highlanders mentor was once involved with women soccer when he was still coaching in the United States.

The Mighty Warriors did not break camp when they returned from South Africa last Tuesday and coach Rose Mugadza said she had drafted six more players into the squad to widen her selection options.

South Africa, who are expected to fly in Thursday afternoon, have also stepped up their act ahead of Saturday's match.