Buoyant Zimbabwe Warriors go in search of the record sixth COSAFA title this Saturday (tomorrow) as they lock horns with the Chipolopolo of Zambia in a repeat of the 2017 finale.
The ZBC News crew visited the Victoria Falls border post to talk to soccer fans from either sides of the Zambezi river as the region awaits for what promises to be a grueling encounter at new Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Known as the siamese twins, Zimbabwe and Zambia share the mighty Zambezi River as well as the spectacular waterfall the Victoria Falls.
Tomorrow, the friendship will be put on hold as Zambia take on the defending champions Zimbabwe in the 2018 COSAFA final.
“We have a lot in common given our rich history but I want to assure you that come tomorrow there is no friendship. There will not be Southern or Northern Rhodesia we are going to overcome our neighbours,” said some of the fans.
The region’s bragging rights will be up for grabs as the two arch rivals the Warriors and Chipolopolo meet in the 2018 COSAFA final with both teams eager to lift the trophy.
Champions Zimbabwe will be eyeing an unprecedented sixth title.
Chipolopolo booked their place in the finale after dismissing Madagascar while Sunday Chidzambwa’s troops secured passage to the final after a 3-1 penalty shoot-out victory against the Crocodiles of Lesotho.
The last time the two sides met in the COSAFA final last year, Zimbabwe emerged 3-1 victors.
The battle lines have been drawn and the region is looking forward to a thrilling encounter in yet another battle of the Zambezi.
Will Chipolopolo equal the Warriors’ record by lifting the trophy for the fifth time? Will George Chigova inspire the Warriors to the record seventh title? Well only time will tell!