Banyana end Shepolopolo’s COSAFA Women’s Cup dream


Shepolopolo’s maiden COSAFA Women’s Cup final ended in tears after losing 1-0 to hosts Banyana -Banyana South Africa at the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon.

Zambia settled for silver after being stunned by Banyana Banyana’s first half goal poked in by Tiisetso Makhubela.

Coach Beauty Mwamba’s side tried hard to come back into the game in the last half but South Africa were tough at the back.

Zambia never lost a match prior to this final.

Meanwhile, Shepolopolo’s loss to South Africa comes few hours after the Under-20 girls lost another COSAFA Cup final by 2-1 to Tanzania in South Africa.

Both Zambian teams have now settled for silver at the regional championships held simultaneously.


  1. Come came up with that name “Shepolopolo”? The prefix chi- in chipolopolo belong to a class of its own. What class does “she” belong to?

    • Both Zambian teams must be very very proud of themselves, especially that woman coach Beauty Mwamba, she nice. And both teams looked very healthy, so beautiful. Please keep that U20 team.
      And pastor Peter Makembo as usual, chief supporter deserves support from the PF government.

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