Zambia and Tanzania booked their COSAFA Women’s U-20 Championship semifinals place.

Zambia and Tanzania sealed their place in the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Under-20 semifinals Championships on Sunday.

Tanzania defeated Eswatini 8-0 to and increased their potential to be champions.

Aisha Masaka scored a hat-trick, was the first of the tournament, while Enekia Kasonga Lunyamila (two), Ester Gindulya, Irene Kisisa and Shamimu Salum also added their names on the scoresheet.

Zambia sealed their place in the semifinals with a 4-1 victory over Botswana, and will now face Tanzania today for top-spot in the pool.

Maylan Mulenga netted two goals that added her tally for the tournament to four and to the top of the scorers’ list. Thandiwe Ndhlovu and Mary Mambwe netted the other goals, while Theo George got one in for Botswana.


Matches Played: 8

Goals scored: 30

Biggest victory: Tanzania 8 Eswatini 0

Most goals in a game: 8 – Tanzania 8 Eswatini 0


4 goals – Maylan Mulenga (Zambia)

3 – Aisha Masaka (Tanzania)

2 – Shakeerah Jacobs (South Africa), Enekia Kasonga Lunyamila (Tanzania), Mary Mambwe (Zambia)

1 – Veronica April (Namibia), Dinah Banda (Zimbabwe), Talent Bizeki (Zimbabwe), Ember Edwards (South Africa), Theo George (Botswana), Ester Gindulya (Tanzania), Indira Jacobs (Namibia), Tyla-Bree Joss (South Africa), Irene Kisisa (Tanzania), Dulce Lopes (Mozambique), Rennie Mudimu (Zimbabwe), Thandiwe Ndhlovu (Zambia), Shamimu Salum (Tanzania), Opa Sanga (Tanzania), Cynthia Shonga (Zimbabwe)

Own goals – Ncedo Gamedze (Eswatini), Thuto Radipitse (Botswana)