Mutapa flatter Arrows ahead of ABSA Cup final

 Mutapa flatter Arrows ahead of ABSA Cup final

By Mercy Chewe
Coach Perry Mutapa claims his side Napsa Stars will be the underdogs against Red Arrows in the 2022 ABSA Cup final on April 16 at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

Napsa, the 2012 ABSA champions, advanced to the final at the weekend following a 4-2 post-match penalty win over Nkana after their match ended goalless at Woodlands Stadium.

Arrows thumped Green Eagles 2-0 in the second semi final played at Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka.

“I think, Red Arrows is the team of the moment,” Mutapa said.

“Obviously they are in line to win the league (Super Division) if they do well in the last games. So I think we are the underdogs but it is a cup game the best team will win. It is a cup game and in a cup game anything can happen,” he said.

Mutapa wants Napsa to improve when it comes to scoring ahead of the ABSA Cup final.

“Against Nkana, the only worry was not scoring. I think we created some chances which we could have buried. So going into the final, we need to work on that (scoring) and we work on the game plan. But of course Red Arrows are the favourites,” Mutapa said.

Both Napsa and Arrows are aiming to win their second ABSA Cup titles.

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