By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Copper Queens of Zambia have qualified for women football event of 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games after recording a hard fought 2-1 home win over Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon to qualify on away goal after 4-4 aggregate scoreline.
Zambia qualified for the 2020 Women’s Olympic Games billed for Tokyo after securing the single automatic ticket from Africa.
Bruce Mwape’s girls beat Cameroon 2-1 in their second leg of the last round experience of the African Women’s Olympic qualifiers to reserve their ticket on away goal after a 4-4 aggregate draw.
In the very first leg in Yaounde, the Indomitable Lionesses gained a 3-2 resurgence when Aboudi Onguene’s support in addition to Ajara Nchout’s strike controlled the site visitors after Grace Chanda’s double.
With 2 away goals, the Copper Queens made a brilliant start to the competition and also located a very early advancement when Mary Mwakapila opened up the racking up for the hosts in the 15th minute.
Barbara Banda breezed past her pen from the left wing to remarkably establish Hellen Mubanga, score the second goal from close quarters to make it 2-0 before the half-time break.
Alain Djeumba’s side made a favorable start after the restart with Nchout and also Onguene, however the hosts persevered till the Valerenga celebrity drew one back on the day in injury time.
Despite being reduced to 10 ladies with Martha Tembo’s late red card, the hosts hung on to scoreline against the Central African side.
The result meant Zambia ended up being the third South African country to qualify for the worldwide summer season games after South Africa (2012 and also 2016) and also Zimbabwe (2016).
Cameroon will next play Chile for a second chance chance at qualifying for the Olympics.
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