By Mercy Chewe
Zambia on Tuesday qualified for the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup on away goal after edging out stubborn Namibia in the final qualifying round.
Shepolopolo secured qualification for the AFCON finals to be held in Morocco in July after a 1-1 draw with Namibia on Tuesday at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto, South Africa.
This is the third time Zambia is qualifying for the women’s Africa Cup.
Namibia took an early lead on six minutes as their captain Emma Naris headed in a corner.
It took substitute Siomala Mapepa to score the important equaliser 20 minutes away from time as Zambia held on to qualify.
The Africa Cup is being used as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held in Australia and New Zealand.