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2022 WAFCON: Zambia Edge Senegal On Penalties To Qualify For First Ever World Cup

2022 WAFCON: Zambia Edge Senegal On Penalties To Qualify For First Ever World Cup

The Copper Queens of Zambia have qualified for a first ever World Cup, after edging Senegal on penalties in Wednesday’s quarter-finals of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

The Zambians become the first African women’s team to book their place at next year’s tournament in Australia and New Zealand.


After 120 minutes of football ended 1-1, the game was forced into penalties with the Zambians coming out tops 4-3.

Senegal broke the deadlock in the 60th minute
thanks to an unmarked Nguenar Ndiaye.


In the 69th minute Zambia equalized as Avell Chitundu pounced on a mistake by Senegalese goalkeeper Tenning Sene when she failed to deal with a freekick.

With nine minutes left Zambia thought they had scored the winner following an own goal by a Senegalese player but it is ruled out for offside against Grace Chanda.

The game went into penalties with Zambia keeper Hazel Nali converting the winning spot kick to secure the World Cup ticket.

This would be Zambia’s second major appearance at a women’s football tournament after featuring at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Meanwhile, hosts Morocco and Botswana will tackle each other in the second quarter-final of the day with qualification to a first ever World Cup at stake.

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  • JEROPAL 4 weeks ago

    Today, after the match day WAFCON, one of the South African supersport analyst asked which team will qualify to the world cup? The man amongst the women said he wish all COSAFA team to be in the world cup. The woman asked again, between Cameroon and Nigeria which of them will go to SF? They all said in one accord that Cameroon will go through because they are better. Since they made that statement, I nor go lie, my spirit man dey vex. Why are the beef? SA hate us ohhhh. Nawa! I wish ours girls could humiliate their opponent tomorrow. God Bless Super Falcons, God Bless Nigeria.

    • Greenturf 4 weeks ago

      When you are the best and have dominated for so long,it’s normal for opposition fans to wish your downfall.No one likes to be bullied and this has happened a long time now.

    • KangA 4 weeks ago

      I feel your pain. To think that Naija spent huge resources (human and materials) to contribute to their liberation! They are just petty ingrates.

      I can only sat that SA will stew up in their bowl of hatred!

  • Dr Banks 4 weeks ago

    Don’t take that too hard bro, it’s just normal that they are looking out for their team Bayana to win their 1st AWCON title and knowing that Super Falcons is the only team they feel can stop them, so they will rather wish that we do not progress further

  • Mr. Nice 4 weeks ago

    During the pre-match analysis between Nigeria and Botswana, the women analysts were asked who they think will win the game they all said Botswana probably because of the win they had against Burundi, but we disappointed them by spanking them silly, if they like let them gang up against us we will not only spank Cameroon we will also win the tournament either with South-Africa in the final or not.

  • Lord AMO 4 weeks ago

    Its normal, when you win a lot people kinda get tired of you.  It happens all over the works in different leagues.  In America people have been hating on the New England patriots and nowadays the golden state warriors.  In England its Man U and liverpool.  Plus we dont help our cause with what is perceived as arrogance on our part. 

    Anyways, the only way to silence haters is to just continue to win

  • The Super Falcons qualified for the quarter-finals after finishing second in Group C with six points.