Twiga Stars will need any type of draw to qualify for the 8th African Women Championship (AWC) finals as they host Namibia in Dar es Salaam this afternoon.
The teams meet in a preliminary round return leg match at the National Stadium, one of 10 matches scheduled for this weekend to mark the end of preliminary round matches.
The Dar es Salaam-based side hit Namibia 2-0 in the first leg played in Windhoek two weeks ago. The team trained by Charles Boniface Mkwasa will still remain in race even if they lose 1-0 at the hands of the visitors.
The Tanzania Football Federation has set lower entrance fees to enable fans turn up in larger numbers to cheer the home side so that they qualify for the finals to be hosted in Equatorial Guinea.
Twiga Stars assistant coach Nasra Mohamed said yesterday that her side had prepared well to defeat the Namibians again. “We have done a few corrections on errors noticed in the first leg. We could have won by a wider margin if we were slightly keener. I hope this time we are fine on that,” she said.
On her part, the captain of the team, Sophia Mwasikili said the team was in an upbeat mood to upset the visitors on the home ground.
Namibia technical director Klous Staerk said Twiga Stars were a better side but that would not stop them from snatching three points in their away game. “We have prepared enough to outplay them,” he added.