Mighty Warriors look to end on a high

Mighty Warriors look to end on a high
Sara Daebritz (bottom) of Germany in action against Marjorty Nyaumwe (C) of Zimbabwe during the women's preliminary round match between Zimbabwe and Germany of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 03 August 2016. EPA/JUCA RODRIGUES/FRAMEPHOTO

by BackPageTXT

Monday Aug 08, 2016. 10:20

The Zimbabwean Women’s football team will look to end their 2016 Olympic campaign on a high when they take on Australia in their final Group F match on Tuesday evening, kick-off at 21h00 CAT.

The fixture will be held at Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, with the other group match between Germany and Canada taking place simultaneously in Brasilia.

The African team has suffered two defeats in their campaign thus far, going down 6-1 and 3-1 at the hands of Germany and Canada respectively.


Zimbabwe actually still have a mathematical chance of finishing as one of the two best third-placed teams and advancing into the quarterfinals, but the fact they have a goal difference of minus seven – the worst in the tournament – makes it exceedingly unlikely that they will do so.

Instead coach Shadreck Mlauzi and his charges will be looking to enjoy their final outing at the Olympics and celebrating their participation: just qualifying for the games was a magnificent achievement for the Mighty Warriors.

Australia, in contrast, have a good chance of being one of those two best third-placed teams, as a win over Zim would see them finish on four points.

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