Zambia will play in the their first Cosafa Women’s Cup final on Sunday after defeating Botswana 4-0 in the first semifinal at Wolfson Stadium on Thursday.
Rachel Nachula netted a brace as she opened and closed the scoring for Zambia in the 11th and 78th minutes respectively.
Margaret Belemu capitalised on Botswana’s defensive errors in the 25th minute while Mary Mwakapila also contributed a goal in the 32nd minute.
Zambian Coach Beauty Mwamba says this achievement is a big moment for the Copper Queens.
Mwamba made a couple changes to the side that drew with Botswana on Tuesday night.
The coach also admits that she is pleased for Nachula who redeemed herself from a missed penalty in midweek adding that the player did not deserve the criticism she got for that incident.
Zambia now wait for the winner of the second semifinal between hosts South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Mwamba believes whoever wins that encounter currently on at Wolfson Stadium will be a good enough opponent.
For the losing Coach Lorato Gaobonelwe, Zambia was just too powerful the second time around.
Gaobonelwe says the opposition’s experience made the difference in the game.
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— Rakgadi’a bana (@ngwanamogoto) August 8, 2019
– Report by Lethabo Kganyago
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