Friday, February 23, 2024

Shepolopolo are COSAFA Queens


Shepolopolo Zambia have won the 2022 COSAFA Women’s Cup after edging hosts South Africa 1-0 in Pretoria on Sunday afternoon.

This is the first COSAFA Cup crown for the Zambian women.

Striker and captain Barbra Banda headed in the winner in the second half of extra time following a goalless 90 minutes.

Banda was set up by defender Margaret Belemu to score after 108 minutes at the Isaac Wolfson Stadium.

It had been an evenly balanced encounter before coach Bruce Mwape’s Zambian side won it late in the final.

Prior to the final, Zambia hinted they had unfinished business against Banyana.

South Africa controversially beat Zambia 1-0 at the recent Africa Cup in Morocco through a dubiously awarded late penalty.

Unbeaten Zambia have won the regional championship with a perfect record.


  1. Patrice Motsepe, Shepolopolo are the Copper Queens. When they’re the winner, it’s LEGIT. CAF is corrupt, we aren’t stupid. Y’all scared of Barbra Banda, Baby Double B is off the chain. Banyanya Banyanya phony African champions.

  2. Congratulations ladies. Enjoy the sweat of your hard labour. However the game been have been won in 90 minutes. Was something wrong with the strategy? Team team relied too much on Barbara Banda. South Africa was a more strategic side by playing the so called B team and managing Banda until they got tired. Zambia should have used a different surprise factor as well. My opinion.

    • What about Zambia, I thought most of those players are fringe players and didn’t see much of the game time at this years Afcon.

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