Zambia Vs Togo Highlights
Copper Queens have yet proven to be one of the best contenders of the AWCON winners with their performance in today’s match. Their play has improved rapidly and that is being manifested on the pitch.
Just from the word go, Zambia pushed forth and created a penalty in just 47 seconds into the play. But the 34 year old experienced goal keeper denied the Copper Queens to convert from the spot. Zambia kept on pressing on until Grace Chanda sneaked pass defenders to beat the keeper and scored a brilliant goal with her swift leg.
Togo kept on slugging and Zambia took advantage of playing more counter attack game plan and snatched another goal which was scored by Ireen Lungi, who is dubbed the female Computer. Lungu picked up a loose ball after Grace Chanda was denied by the keeper but She was there to hit it in the empty net making it 2 nil.
Dewey pitch made things difficult for the Copper Queens goalkeeper when a long ball was kicked and it bounced at a awkward position for Hezel Nali to miss it and the ball falling in the net making it 2 1. Shepolopolo still pushed forward to return their 2 nil lead over their opponents before Half time scored by Mapepa who squeezed the ball on a tight angle to beat the keeper.
In the second half Togo played a very aggressive game and had the upper hand on the position but it was nothing to show for. Zambia Still held their backline and defended well to not allowing Togo to get in front of the goal.
Grace Chanda took another opportunity to head a free ball that was played from the left wing and she scored to make it 4 to 1. Belemu had a great combination with Hezel Nali,the keeper to hold their line.
Togo made some changes in their defense which made it difficult for Mapepa and Grace Chanda who are known for their great pace, Dombe from Togo was in for that job and she made sure to tight the security.
In the end, copper Queens had 24 shots and Togo with only 2. Copper Queens carried the day with a 4 1 win over Togo to secure a second right place at the AWCON tournament in Morocco.