COSAFA 2023: Mighty Warriors secure second consecutive win

The Zimbabwean women's national football team, the Mighty Warriors, are making their presence felt in the ongoing COSAFA Women's Championship, securing their second consecutive victory in a match against Namibia.

PRETORIA – The Zimbabwean women’s national football team, the Mighty Warriors, are making their presence felt in the ongoing COSAFA Women’s Championship, securing their second consecutive victory in a match against Namibia.

Captain Rudo Neshamba and Nobukhosi Ncube were the standout performers, both finding the back of the net to secure a 2-0 victory.

The latest win follows their impressive start to the tournament with a 1-0 victory against Lesotho in their opening match.

Neshamba opened the scoring just 18 minutes into the match with a right-footed shot from inside the box, which rebounded off the post and into the net.

This crucial goal was made possible by an excellent assist from Privilege Mupeti, showcasing the teamwork within the squad.

The victory was sealed in the 57th minute by versatile defender Nobukhosi Ncube, who expertly converted a free kick. This demonstrated the team’s proficiency in set-piece situations.

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FILE: Nobukhosi Palma Ncube of Zimbabwe celebrates goal with teammates during the 2023 Hollywoodlbets COSAFA Womens Championship match between Namibia and Zimbabwe at the Dobsonville Stadium, Soweto on the 09 October 2023 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Youthful goalkeeper Cynthia Shonga was recognized as the Player of the Match for her outstanding performance, including critical saves to secure the clean sheet.

With this win, the Mighty Warriors have maintained an impressive defensive record, having not conceded a goal in the tournament so far.

They currently top Group C with six points, a two-point lead over second-placed Botswana, who secured a 3-0 win against Lesotho.

The team’s next challenge is against Botswana in what promises to be an exciting encounter.

The Mighty Warriors have demonstrated their determination and ability, making them strong contenders as the tournament progresses.

Zimbabwean football fans are eagerly awaiting the team’s upcoming matches, hoping for more impressive performances from their Mighty Warriors in the COSAFA Women’s Championship.

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