The 17 year old Mighty Warriorsâ€™ right back who happens to be the youngest member of the squad had a rude awakening when she was sent for an early shower in the 45th minute after the referee adjudged she had fouled Twiga Stars striker Mwahamisi Shuruwa. Chibanda a key figure in the team says she would have given anything to be part of the action against their bogey side South Africa on Saturday but her absence must now inspire her teammates to glory.
â€˜I really donâ€™t understand what happened there but I have learnt one lesson that football can be cruel, I wanted so much to play South Africa but now although I will be watching from the terraces I have the strongest feeling that my teammates will beat Banyana so that we show them who we really areâ€™
It will be fireworks at Rufaro this Saturday when the two perennial rivals clash for the coveted regional trophy. South Africa having won the last three COSAFA titles, faces the pressure to reaffirm they are still Southern Africaâ€™s best while the Mighty Warriors hope to redress the notion and prove they are now the team to beat.