Zanzibar Heroes ready for Uganda in CECAFA Cup semis

13Dec 2017
Somoe Ng'itu
The Guardian
Zanzibar Heroes ready for Uganda in CECAFA Cup semis

ZANZIBAR Heroes' head coach, Hemed Suleiman 'Morocco, has revealed his squad hardly fears opponents, Uganda, as the tewo teams are set to clash in the last four's stage of the CECAFA Challenge Cup in Machakos, Kenya on Friday.

ZANZIBAR Heroes' head coach, Hemed Suleiman

Morocco said he is preparing his team to concentrate throughout the 90 minutes of the match and, ultimately, fulfil the team's dream of clinching the event's silverware.

He revealed he had prepared his team to stamp its authority.

"We said we don't want to face an early exit this year, every player is required to fulfill his duty and give his all, we are Tanzania's only representatives thus, we shouldn't disappoint our fans," Morocco revealed.

He disclosed presently there are no minnows in soccer and warned that Uganda should expect tough opposition from Zanzibar Heroes in the game which will take place in Kisumu.

"I thank God we don't have any case of injury, we are heading to Kisumu today (yesterday) with the aim of having time to prepare for the game, we will continue giving our all the way we did in the group stage, our qualification for the semi-finals wasn't a fluke," he disclosed.

Kilimanjaro Stars' head coach, Ammy Ninje, revealed he is praying Zanzibar Heroes excel in theevent as the team's players have been giving their all.

 Ninje said Zanzibar Heroes' fighting spirit is an aspect that was missing in Kilimanjaro Stars, which prepared well in comparison with the Isles outfit.

Zanzibar Heroes progressed to the last four's stage after finishing second in the group A of the event with seven points.

The Isles outfit thrashed Rwanda 3-1 in the opening match and later cruised to a 2-1 win over Kilimanjaro Stars.

Zanzibar Heroes, thereafter, held hosts, Kenya, to a 0-0 draw and winded up their group stage's spell with a 1-0 loss to Libya.

Kenya finished at the top of group A with eight points to, as well, make it to the last four's stage.