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Sosala brace helps Zambia win against Namibia in AWC qualifier

The Zambia national women’s team kicked off the campaign to qualify for the 2016 Cameroun Africa Women Championship on a positive note after they over-powered Namibian 3 – 1 in the first leg, first round qualification match.

A brace from Noriah Sosala and a goal from Grace Chanda were enough to give Zambia a comfortable lead in a game which Namibia could have had a worse result.

Zambia did not allow the visitors to settle and were in front with only the second attack within the opening 5 minutes when Sosala unleashed a thunderbolt from outside the box which the goalkeeper failed to handle despite getting a hand to the ball.

Namibia then settled and controlled most of the proceedings in midfield with Zenatha Coleman and 19 year old Annouseka Kordom dictating the play in the middles of the pack.

However Zambia were comfortable to repel the attacks and play long balls to the speedy attackers and this paid off when Rhoda Chileshe dispossessed Coleman to play a long ball to Grace Chanda who controlled well on her chest after her marker misjudge the bounce of the ball to shoot past the on rushing goalkeeper in the 22nd minute.

With three minutes already indicated for the referee’s optional time, Zambia got a free kick on the right which Sosala took. Her in-swinging shot beat the goalie for Zambia to go into the break with a comfortable lead.

On the restart, Zambia seemed content with the scoreline and with the energy levels dropping, Kachinga assigned Chileshe to man-mark Coleman and Namibia no longer looked a threat once she was neutralized and Kordom substituted.

Zambia had chances coming their way and could have added another through Barbara Banda who was played through by Zambia’s best player on the day, midfield general, Mary Wilombe but the keeper was quick off her line to smother the Banda’s shot.

With Chileshe injured, Wilombe dropped into the holding role while substitute Esther Nakalange pushed forward and she could have added another but her shot was parried wide while Chanda’s header cleared off the line moments later.

A poor clearance from a corner in injury time saw 30 year old captain Uerikondjera Kasaona score with her back to the goal with a looping shot which was beyond Hazel Nali who did not have an awful lot to do in goal.

The two teams meet in the return fixture on Friday next week.

In 2014, Namibia beat Zambia 2 – 0 at AWC finals.

Earlier on Friday, Zimbabwe maintained their dominance over Tanzania with a 2-1 win at the latter’s backyard, Dar es Salaam. The visiting Mighty Warriors came from behind to snatch victory thanks to Erina Jeke’s double after Mwanahamisi Omary opened the scores on 17 minutes.

Should Zambia make it to the final qualifying round, they will meet the winners between Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

The final tournament has been fixed for 19 November – 3 December in the Cameroonian cities of Yaounde and Limbe.

Other Results

Friday, 4 March 2016

Tanzania 1-2 Zimbabwe

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Mali 0-0 Morocco

Senegal 1-0 Guinea

Burkina Faso 0-0 Tunisia

Botswana 7-0 Mauritius

Zambia XI v Namibia

16- Hazel N Nali 4- Anita Mulenga 15-Annie Kibanji ( C) 13- Martha Tembo 2-Grace Zulu 6- Mary Wilombe 17-Barbra Banda 8-Rhoda Chileshe (Esther Nakalnge) 7-Misozi CR Zulu (Mary Mwakapila) 18-Grace Chanda 10- Noria Sosala

8 Comments to Sosala brace helps Zambia win against Namibia in AWC qualifier

  1. Mac says:

    Mayuka on score board again

    • Nostra says:

      There are alot of “his”, in that article.
      Ka Mary Wilombe nakakula, mpaka fye. That girl play good soccer.

  2. gen says:

    consider mayuka plz for the congo games

  3. FLOYD says:

    Zamfoot u are drunk….lol….we are talking about females here ka.

  4. Mambwe ZimaNdola says:

    We oredy hv goal scorers we don’t need mayuka unless he is a defender. Special shout out 2 da ladies nice game.#jst gonna leave it rite here

  5. Mambwe ZimaNdola says:

    @floyd maybe its u whose drunk….lol….the zamfoot headline and story talks about shepolopolo(females as u put it).#jst gonna leave it rite here.

  6. Meg4 says:

    @Mambwe ZimaNdola, you are too drunk not to see HIS for the goal keeper in the article.

  7. Scotch says:

    Players make more money from club football, and not national team. National team appearances are much for pride. Your national team appearance just raises ur country’s flag at most. But consistent National team appearance in 1st eleven also raises players’ transfer fees. This Musonda Jnr may even gain more playing for Zambia than Belgium. Examples are there for evryone to see. Musonda Snr knws Zambia is the way to go, that’s why he needs assurance from Kalu. Kalu should come and clear things that the boy can play for Zambia. Not doing so, will expose Kalu’s pride and arrogance.

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