Hellen Mubanga @ SS com
Hellen Mubanga @ SS com

Shepolopolo edge Mighty Warriors

A goal each from Helen Mubanga and Barbara Banda helped Zambia women’s national football team defeat Zimbabwe in the first leg second round of the 2015 Caf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament which acts as qualification to the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Mubanga opened the scoring at the stroke of half time and Banda increased the advantage in the first minute of first half additional time for the hosts to take a 2 – 0 lead at the break.

Rudo Neshamba pulled one back for the Mighty Warriors in the 87th minute to ensure that the there will be all to play for in the second leg scheduled for May 31 in Harare.

The winner over two legs between Zambia and Zimbabwe will progress to the third round.

Two winning teams from the fourth round will qualify to the 2016 Summer Olympics to be hosted in Rio de Jenairo.