Football fans have expressed satisfaction with the Warriors qualification for the 2017 COSAFA Castle Cup final against Zambia’s Chipolopolo on Sunday.

Football fans who spoke to ZBC news said yesterday’s laboured 4-3 win over the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Moruleng stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa is a good rehearsal for the final.

Chipolopolo beat Tanzania 4-2 in the other semi-final encounter.

Knox Mtizwa scored a hat-trick while Talent Chawapiwa got the Warriors’ other goal.

Mtizwa’s hat-trick is the second for Zimbabwe in this tourney after captain Ovidy Karuru’s hat-trick in a 6-nil  drubbing of the Seychelles.

Both the Warriors and Chipolopolo have won the COSAFA Castle Cup four times before and will play in the deciding match against each other for the fourth time.

The Chipolopolo only entered the tournament at the quarter-final stage last weekend, while the Warriors have been at the 14-team tournament from the start and the final at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Sunday will be their sixth match inside a fortnight.