Zambia beat Senegal to Qualify for the Africa Cup Semi-finals

The Zambia Women’s National team secured a Semi-final spot at the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco.

The Copper Queens sailed through 4-2 in the shootout at the Complexe Sportif Mohamed V in Casablanca after a 1-1 stalemate after extra-time

Senegal broke the deadlock just after the hour mark through Nguenar Ndiaye who headed home the Opener when she received the ball inside Zambia’s box.

Zambia drew level in the 70th minute when goalkeeper Tenning Sene dropped Lushomo Mweemba’s long-range free-kick under no pressure to present Avell Chitundu with a sitter after 70 minutes

Turkey based Zambian Goalkeeper Hazel Nali saved a spot kick and Converted the last penalty, sending Zambia into the Semi-finals and gaining Automatic Qualification to the 2023 Women’s World Cup set to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Zambia scored their penalties through Grace Chanda, Misozi Zulu, Ireen Lungu and goalkeeper Hazel Natasha Nali scoring while on the Senegalese side, only Mama Diop, Haby Baldé managed to convert their attempts.

Zambia will play the winner between South Africa and Tunisia in the Semi-finals on Monday.

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