Changara eyes Mamba scalp

ZIMBABWE born Tambuti FC coach Tarisayi Changaraa��s Swazi Bank Sidlala Kanje Cup giant killing juggernaut faces Hebert Maruwaa��s Green Mamba in this weekenda��s semi final tie set for Somhlolo National Stadium.

One thing now certain is that one Zimbabwe born coach will be in the final to battle it out against either Mbabane Swallows or Red Lions but it is Changaraa��s men who have stolen the show in this yeara��s edition.

To cap it all, Tambuti have broken First Division records on their way to the championship which has propelled them into the MTN Premier League of Swaziland for a dance with elite boys but their run in the lucrative cup has been much more marvelous.

Just last week, they threw out former Swazi Bank Cup champions Malanti Chiefs, who look destined for Tambutia��s slot in the countrya��s second tier league, out of the ongoing FA Cup before drawing Green Mamba out of the cap on Monday.

Green Mamba has been equally ruthless in this cup with the vipera��s poison paralysing all opponents before them in this cupA� with the coach winning the heart of the authorities who look set to hand him a contract extension ahead of next season.

Changara was this week excited with the forthcoming semi final tie alluding the progress to hard work that ensured that they advanced to their first ever semifinal appearance in the Swazi Bank Cup.

a�?I am very much delighted with the win which came through hard work and determination from my players. We managed to stick to our game plan which was to score an early goal. However, we got tired during the extra time because we are not used to playing at that stage,a�? he said.

When asked about their semifinals prospects, the former XI Men in Flight defender said they were ready to face any team in the next round.

a�?We will continue working hard and see what we get in the end. We obviously need to keep working hard.a�?

Changaraa��s dance with Zimbabwe soccer started at 16 in 1992 at ZRP Tomlinson with the likes of Elasto Kapowezha Lungu before moving to Darryn T and later Rufaro Rovers.

He trekked down to the mountains of Swaziland landing at Eleven Men in Flight where he saw out the end of his playing career.

a�?My coaching career started as an assistant coach at Eleven Men in Flight before coaching Tambuti FC. I coached them in the Super League and we got promoted to the first division and stayed there for two years in the first division.

a�?I then joined Tinyosi FC as coach before rejoining Tambuti FC ahead of the just ending season winning promotion with them. The run in the Swazi Bank Cup where we have met PLS clubs gives us the confidence we so much need,a�? said Changara.

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