Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors underscored their credentials as one of the best sides in the region and title contenders by beating Angola 4-1 in the opening match of the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship on 31 July.
On her return after an injury induced sabbatical, Rudo Neshamba scored a hattrick and was also named player of the match.
Emmaculate Msipa had opened the scoring in the second minute and she set up a beautiful ball for Neshamba to tap in her third.
Neshamba may not have scored the tournament’s first goal but she temporarily leads the leader board. Will she maintain the streak to win the golden shoe like Rutendo Makore did in 2017? First the Mighty Warriors have to collect as many points as possible in order to proceed to the semi-finals as group winners.
Zimbabwe agonisingly missed out on a last-four spot in the same host town in 2018 when we lost to Uganda and the guest nation qualified.
2/8 @1245 Zimbabwe vs Mozambique
5/8 @1530 hours Zimbabwe vs Eswatini
3 Rudo Neshamba
1 Emmaculate Msipa