The Malawi National team Coach McNelbert Kazuwa says his girls are geared to win their first Cosafa Women’s Championship as they face Tanzania in the final on Saturday afternoon at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
According to Kazuwa, though history has already been made after the team beat South Africa and qualified for the tournament’s final, his team will not allow Tanzania take away the trophy from the Cosafa region.
“We are set for the final tomorrow and though we know Tanzania is a better side, we will put in the fighting spirit that we had when we met the hosts on Thursday.
“Being the only team from Cosafa in the decider, we have told our girls not to allow the visitors take away the trophy from so we are very ready and set to be crowned champions come tomorrow.
“As a technical panel, we have watched Tanzania play, we know the style that they have been using and we will close the gaps that we have seen to penetrate. We have told our girls to press hard from the first whistle to the final so we were sure of a win come tomorrow,” said Kazuwa.
Tanzania edged Zambia 3-2 in post-match penalties in the first Semifinal match after a one-all draw in 90 minutes while Malawi defeated hosts and defending Champions South Africa 3-2 in the second match.
Going into final the match, Tanzania seems to be stronger defensively having scored 9 goals and conceded once in regulation time during the tournament while the Scorchers, with the same number of goals scored, have conceded six times.
This is the first time the Scorchers have made it into the final since the inception of the competition.