Away goals will help us: Futsal coach

Zimbabwe’s futsal (indoor football) national team coach, Frank Farakezi, is hopeful of World Cup berth later this year.

Zimbabwe lost 2-4 to their neighbours at the weekend, but Farakezi believes that the two away goals will help the side turn the tables.

The return leg is slated for Harare on May 18.

“We played well throughout the game, but South Africa was just too good. I now know how they play and planning is on for the return leg. We will build on the two goals we scored away.”

Zimbabwe needs to win the return leg 2-0 to progress and SA coach, Quinton Allies, conceded his side is at a disadvantage.

“We need to up our performance for the second leg,” he said.

South Africa’s hopes are pinned on danger man, Gift Mashaba who scored a brace, while Zimbabwe will rely on the scoring prowess of Bernard Chipurura, a nightmare for the South Africans in the first leg, played at Johannesburg’s Wembley Stadium.

The winner will represent the continent at the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand, in November. Zimbabwe played in the 1989 inaugural tournament.

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