Zambia made it to the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-1 draw with Namibia in a match staged at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Tuesday.
The Copper Queens advanced to the finals set to be played in Morocco in July on away goals, 1-1 aggregate. The first leg that was played at Lusaka ended in a barren draw with Zambia grabbing an away goal in the return leg.
Playing at home, Namibia took an early lead through Emma Naris after just six minutes of play. In the second half, Siomala Mapepa grabbed the equalizer for the visitors, a goal that saw the Copper Queens secure a final spot.
Meet Copper Queens striker Siomala Mapepa, who scored the decisive goal to send Zambia into the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (#AWCON) Tournament to be held in Morocco this July.
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Zambia joined hosts Morocco, Uganda, and Burundi who have also booked their place in the 12-team finals to date.
South Africa is also on the verge of earning qualification as they take on Algeria in the second leg of the tie having won the reverse fixture by a 2-0 scoreline.
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