Zambia stun Tunisia at Women’s AFCON
By Mercy Chewe
Zambia improved chances of reaching the Women’s Africa Cup quarterfinals after beating Tunisia 1-0 in their second Group B match in Morocco on Wednesday night.
Substitute Avell Chitundu propelled Shepolopolo to victory with a last minute goal.
Chitundu, who replaced Misozi Zulu in the 57th minute, poked in Grace Chanda’s header in the 90th minute to shock Tunisia in Casablanca.
Shepolopolo had missed a chance to lead earlier in the 69th minute when Xiomara Mapepa’s fine freekick was disallowed for alleged offside.
The decision to disallow Mapepa’s goal was confirmed via VAR.
Zambia missed a first half penalty when striker Ochumba Oseke Lubanji sent her kick over after Mapepa was hacked in the box by Rania.
Coach Bruce Mwape’s girls were also kept into the game by keeper Hazel Nali who made some great saves in both halves.
Zambia’s last group B match will be against Togo on 9 July in Rabat on the same day Tunisia will face Cameroon in Casablanca.