mighty warriors.jpgThe Mighty Warriors beat Shepolopolo in the Zone Six All-Africa Games preliminary round qualifier match in a near-capacity Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

 

 

The match marked the return of the Mighty Warriors onto the international scene.

 

The match was watched by the two Vice-Presidents of Zimbabwe’s – Cdes John Nkomo and Joice Mujuru – as well as other government dignitaries.

 

Zambian defender, Deborah Chisanga, headed past her goalkeeper Miriam Katamanda, 10 minutes from time as the Mighty Warriors put one foot into the second round stage of the tournament.

 

The second leg is set for Lusaka in a fortnight’s time.

 

Mighty Warriors coach, Rosemary Mugadza, was all smiles after the final whistle.

 

“We played well but we could not take the chances we created, especially in the first half where we completely dominated possession,” said Mugadza.

 

“We have to work with the strikers and the midfielders. They were not clicking. We still have enough time to work on that and remember this is only our third competitive game after a long time so I was impressed with the team’s perfomance,” added Mugadza.

 

Zambian coach, Enala Simbeya, conceded that her opponents played better, but blamed her strikers for not converting the numerous chances they created.