Chimodzi justifies the six changes

Chimodzi giving his final pep talk

Flames coach Young Chimodzi says he would like his team to kill off Mozambique in the opening half of their quarterfinal match this evening and that is why he has made six changes to the lineup.
Six players who came in as second half substitutes in the 2-1 loss to South Africa in a practice match on Friday have made their way into the starting line up.
They are Robin Ngalande, Micium Mhone, Yamikani Fodya, John Banda, McDonald Harawa and youngster Gerald Phiri Jnr who is set to make his official debut.
Chimodzi said the players showed great willingness to attack and move forward and changed the game against South African hence the decision to put them in the starting line up
“In the last two matches against Zambia and South Africa we were slow in our attack and stayed back a lot giving our opponents room to destroy us.
“Against South Africa these six players showed great ball playing skills and combined very. We need that tempo from the word go this evening. The boys are ready and have promised to put everything in the game. We don’t want to come out early in this competition so we will do our best,” he said.
He also said youngster Gerald Phiri has done enough to earn a place in the starting line up.
“ He is very cool on the ball  and he changed the game against South Africa, he deserves it ,” said Chimodzi.


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