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Rachel Nachula in eighth heaven as Copper Queens massacre Mauritius

Zambia Women national team kicked off their 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship with a bang as they humiliated Mauritius by 15 goals to nil in their opening match.

Zambia came into the as the heavyweights and it showed as they dominated play from the start. Rachel Nachula put Zambia in the lead just eight minutes into the match slotting in from close range after benefiting from a Mary Mwakapila ball.

Nachula turned provider eleven minutes later as she set up Grace Chanda for the Copper Queens second goal. Nachula then turned in a rebound after the goalkeeper saved Grace Chanda’s side-footed finish.

Mwakapila who was having a good afternoon found space inside the area to score a fourth of the match for Zambia. Nachula completed her hattrick three minutes later before setting up Helen Chanda for a seventh of the match. Nachula beat the offside trap seconds before the close of the first half but her first-time shot hit the post, Grace Chanda was quickest to react tapping in from close range to make sure Zambia went to the break leading 7-0.

In the second stanza did more of the same as they scored eight more goals with Nachula getting five of those goals. Rhoda Chileshe, Theresa Chewe and Marie Jerome (own goal) completed the emphatic bashing of the Islanders.

Nachula was voted as the player of the match for her exploits scoring eight goals and assisting five. South African legend Portia Modise who is the first African female football player to score 100 international goals handed Nachula her player of the match accolade.

Nachula who was very delighted with her eight goals was very quick to heap praise on her teammates for the teamwork.

It feels good to score for my country and I want to thank my teammates for the teamwork. It is not the end there are still more goals coming- Nachula

The head coach Beauty Mwamba was also excited to win the opening game which she feels sets up the pace for the tournament.

“Am happy with the result. The girls did well and put in a lot. We are taking every game seriously and not underrating any team. The first game is very important because it sets the pace for the tournament, ” She said.

It was an emphatic performance from the Zambians, who have their eye on the top prize this year having failed to make the COSAFA final in the past two tournaments. Zambia will face Namibia who came from a goal down to beat Mozambique 2-1 in their next group game on Saturday.

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Zambia 15-0 Mauritius

(Nachula 8′, 27′, 35′, 53′, 59′, 68′, 74′, 86′, G. Chanda 19′, 45′, Mwakapila 32′, H. Chanda 45′, Jerome 71’og, Chileshe 79′, Chewe 84′)

 

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2 Comments to Rachel Nachula in eighth heaven as Copper Queens massacre Mauritius

  1. Big Steve 4rm SA says:

    I hope it will be a Zambia Vs South Africa final. Being the two teams to score over ten goals in a single match, the match up would make the final epic.

  2. Kasama Boy says:

    The girls would have made history and set up an unassailable range if they had hit 20-0. This would have remained a World Record for ever.

    I am saying this because I started watching the game after Zambia were leading 1-0. between this score line and the 2-0, the girls wasted so many chances that if they had utilised half of them the islanders would have capitulated in the early part of the game and given up any form of struggle.

    All in all let’s wait for other games and see how we shall fare.

    Mauritius may be the whipping lasses of the tournament let’s hope other teams don’t score more than Zambia.

    With the performance in this game, Zambia has become the team to beat and will have to work their boots off.

    God Bless You our girls.

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