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Shepolopolo Seal Debut WAFCON Quarterfinal in Rampant Style

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Unbeaten Zambia Shepolopolo on Saturday night thumped Togo 4-1 to finish top of Group B at the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup in Morocco.

Zambia will now face Senegal in the quarter-finals on Wednesday 13 July.

Captain and forward Grace Chanda scored twice with goals in the 14th and 60th minutes as midfielder Ireen Lungu and striker Xiomara Mapepa scored the other goals.

Afi Woedikou registered Togo’s consolation goal on the night.

Zambia won Group B on seven points after recording two wins and a draw.

Skipper Chanda went on to win the player of the match accolade in Rabat.

Meanwhile, Cameron beat Tunisia 2-0 to finish second in Group B on five points.

Tunisia are going home with three points and Togo with a point.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Bravo to our ladies!! Our finishing needs more polishing though as we could/should have scored up to 10 goals last night!! Also the ref should have have done her job and sent off at least one Togolese player, instead of acting like their mother… ??????

  2. Well done. However, they need to practice penalty taking because the quarter final might go to a penalty shootout. During the game, the regular penalty taker should should have been Grace Chanda, from the armchair analyst view point. Numerous goal scoring chances went abegging, so shooting at goal needs to be refined. Was nice to hear Zambian football songs loudly and clearly at the stadium, but the players did not even go over to the fans to salute them at the end of the game!

  3. THEY MADE US PROUD UNLIKE THE MALE Counter – PARTS UNDER AN OVER PAID AND OVER RATED EXPATRIATE COACH.
    THE WOMEN SHOULD CONTINUE WITH THE SAME ZEAL DISPLAYED AGAINST TOGO. THEY SHOULD BE MOTIVATED WITH GOOD BONUSES.
    WHY NOT GIVE THEM SOME HOUSES BEING GRABBED BY THE AAC?

  4. The reporter should get knowledge on the tournament. Tunisia is not going home but joining Zambia and others in the quarter final

  5. Ochumba is usually a good penalty taker, it was her bad day , in the game against Tunisia. I agree that the team must seriously practice penalty taking.

  6. Kudos to our strong young ladies for their hard work and success. And @Kaizar Zulu must be hiding form making his low confused minded comments. He better keep on hiding.

  7. Women are doing very fantastic but on penalt taking please coach them on that part .I’m happy and believe in them that they will beat Senegal too.Let’s go shepolopolo?????

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