Shepolopolo wins maiden COSAFA Cup

 Shepolopolo wins maiden COSAFA Cup

By Mercy Chewe

Zambia have scooped their first COSAFA Women’s Cup after stunning hosts South Africa 1-0 in Pretoria on Sunday afternoon.

Star striker Barbra Banda headed in the winner in the second half of extra time following a goalless 90 minutes at Isaac Wolfson Stadium.

Banda netted via cross from defender Margaret Belemu to score after 108 minutes at the Isaac Wolfson Stadium.

It was a sweet revenge for Zambia against South Africa who eliminated them from the Africa Cup in Morocco earlier this year.

South Africa 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 clean record of five wins.

Alice Nachilembe

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.