Mighty Warriors are through to the final qualifying round of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations after a 3-0 (6-1 Aggregate) win away to Eswatini in Mavuso Sports center on Tuesday afternoon.
Star forward Marjory Nyaumwe opened the scoring in the first 10 minutes of the match to lead 0-1 before the half-time with Maudy Mafuruse and super-sub Shyline Dambamuromo grabbing a goal each in the second half to complete a 3-0 win (6-1 on aggregate).
The Mighty Warriors now play Botswana in the next round of qualifiers to be held in February 2022. The Zebras dismissed Angola 2-0 (7-1 on aggregate) in another first round qualifiers second leg on Tuesday evening.
It is Nyaumwe’s second goal in two matches after opening the scoring again in a 3-1 first leg win on Wednesday.
The tournament also doubles as preliminaries for the 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup to be staged in Australia and New Zealand.
The top four teams in the African competition will book their place in the expanded 32-team world cup finals, while the sides that end fifth and sixth will play in inter-continental qualifiers that could see Africa have as many as six representatives at the global tournament.
Mighty Warriors FIRST XI
Cynthia Shonga (GK), Edeline Mutumbami, Egness Tumbare, Emmaculate Msipa ©, Rudo Neshamba, Sheila Makoto, Nobukhosi Ncube, Danai Bhobho(Shyline Dambamuromo), Marjory Nyaumwe, Priviledge Mupeti, Maudy Mafuruse