Mighty Warriors beat Lesotho in Cosafa opener
Tadious Manyepo in PRETORIA, South Africa
Zimbabwe… (0) 1
THE Mighty Warriors made a strong start to their Cosafa Women’s Championship with a 1-0 win over Lesotho in their opening match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium this afternoon.
Second half substitute Privilege Mupeti scored the only goal to ensure the maximum set of points for the Shadreck Mlauzi charges.
The Zimbabweans dominated much of the proceedings in the entire match although they had goalkeeper Cynthia Shonga to thank after the young goalie kept them in the game with a point blank save in the opening minute.
After that mouth-watering save, the Mighty Warriors were all over Lesotho but they were not effective in the attacking third with captain Rudo Neshamba and player of the match Christabel Katona taking turns to miss clear chances.
With Daisy Kaitano, Tanyaradzwa Chihoro and Shyleen Dambamuromo controlling play in midfield, Zimbabwe should have scored more than just a single goal.
There was a lengthy delay towards the end after Shonga suffered an injury before coming back to her feet.
She will be assessed this afternoon.
Other teams in the same group, Namibia and Botswana face off at the same venue this afternoon. But for now, the Mighty Warriors can enjoy their place at the top of the table.