‘INJURIES WON’T DERAIL US’

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By MICHAEL MIYOBA

INJURIES will not derail us from fighting to top the group to qualify for the COSAFA Senior women’s championship, says coach Beauty Mwamba.

Speaking in an interview, Mwamba said the She-polopolo are ready to face Botswana in the last group fixture at the Wolfson Stadium in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

Mwamba said the injury of defender Agness Mususa will not affect the team which has a number of players who are capable of filling the void.

“The team is ready we just had our last training section and I can confirm that we are ready to face Botswana in the last game.

“I know we will miss the services of the defender who was injured during our last game but I don’t think it will have an effect on the team because her replacement was able to play and finish the game,” Mwamba said.

Mwamba said Botswana is not going to be an easy team to beat because they are physical and playing good football.

She said the She-polopolo who started the tournament with a 15-0 bashing of Mauritius before beating Namibia 3-2 in the second game will fight for victory to finish as group winners.

“We have six points the same as Botswana but I think we have an advantage because we scored more goals than them.

“We just need a draw but we will seek maximum points to top the group because our target is to top the group, it is an important game for us,” Mwamba said.

“Botswana are a good side very physical but we are ready. We know it is not going to be easy but we hope to carry the day.”

Meanwhile, defender Agnes Mususa will not be able to play any of the remaining games, team doctor Faith Chibeza has said.

Chibeza said that Mususa had a bad fall during the game against Namibia and dislocated her elbow and has been ruled out of the tournament.

“We managed to work on the injury though the tissues that were damaged will take about six days for her to completely recover so at this moment she will not be able to play any of the remaining games,” Chibeza said.

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