DEFENDER Lushomo Mweemba has shot Zambia into the final round of the Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifier after a 3 – 2 win over Malawi at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
The Copper Queens have moved to the final phase of the qualifiers after the 4 – 3 aggregate win over their neighbours who gave a good performance.
Ahead of the game, Malawi and Zambia were tied 1 – all from the first leg and all Zambia needed was a scoreless draw or make it to the next stage.
Malawi were however not willing to give it away easily as they managed to scare Zambia in the opening exchanges which saw them go ahead in the eighth minute.
Striker Asimenya Simwaka managed to put the ball past Zambia keeper Petronela Musole to enable Malawi take an early advantage.
Zambia however salvaged the game in the 25th minute when Spain based striker Rachael Kundananji gave the Olympians an equalizer.
in the 41st minute, Kundananji completed her brace and gave Zambia the lead.
After leading in the first interval, Zambia dropped the guard in the second stanza allowing Wezzie Mvula to restore the match to level when she beat keeper Musole.
Zambia needed a Mweemba free kick to win the match for the Copper Queens and set them up against Namibia for the next stage of the qualifiers.
The team will now face Namibia in the final phase of the qualifiers.