Shadreck Mlauzi happy to beat Egypt in friendly

Shadreck Mlauzi happy to beat Egypt in friendly
epa05454181 Sara Daebritz (R) of Germany in action against Marjorty Nyaumwe 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 BRAZIL OUT

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Sep 21, 2016. 13:48

In the wake of their 2-1 win over the Egyptian Women's national team, Zimbabwe coach Shadreck Mlauzi says they still respect their opponents.

The two nations met in a friendly on Tuesday in Zimbabwe as they prepare for the upcoming 2016 CAF African Women's Championships in Cameroon.

Mlauzi's Mighty Warriors are in Group A together with Egypt, South Africa and hosts Cameroon.

However, the coach believes they cannot undermine their opponents as they are yet to finalise their preparations for the tournament.

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"Egypt are a decent side with a few individuals that are technically good, but overall as a team they didn’t push us to the level that we expected,” Mlauzi tells the News Day.

“We respect them given that we will be in the same group, but in terms of the tactical and technical aspects that we had expected, they were lacking.

"But a lot can change in the course of the preparations, so we will see how it goes as we approach the finals.

"We will give them the due respect. Cameroon and South Africa would be difficult.”

The women's tournament is set to be staged in Cameroon from 19 November to 3 December 2016 in Yaounde and Limbe.




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