By Larry Trusida, Sports Editor
The Mighty Warriors kick off their 2021 COSAFA Women’s Championship with a date against Tanzania at 3:30pm this afternoon at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
The country’s senior women’s team is bidding to win the regional tournament for the second time having won it previously at Rufaro Stadium in 2011.
The Southern African tournament rolled into life yesterday with Mozambique and Angola sharing the spoils in a two all draw (2-2) before hosts South Africa edged Malawi two one (2-1) in group A.
Zimbabwe is in Group B, which takes centre stage today with Botswana taking on East African guests South Sudan at 12 midday (1200hrs).
Zimbabwe versus Tanzania will conclude the day’s proceedings, with the Mighty Warriors seeking revenge after losing to the same opponents in last year’s competition.
There are three groups in this year’s competition with the winners progressing to the semifinals together with the best placed runner up.
The teams are also building towards the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that begin next month.