Sunday, May 15, 2011
AAG 2nd Leg-Zimbabwe,South Africa,Ghana Book Tickets To Maputo
Zimbabwe Tames Troublesome Angola( Zimbabwe 2-0 Angola)
Zimbabwe dismantled Angola in the second leg of the All Africa Games women's soccer qualifiers at the Rufraro Stadium in Harare. Ex-international and now coach of Zimbabwe's Mighty Warriors,Rosemary Mugadza's side qualify for the Maputo fiesta for the first time since 2003 when they participated in the All Africa Games invitational held in Abuja,Nigeria. The entertaining game ended with Zimbabwe beating Angola by 2-0.Zimbabwe qualifies on a 3-1 goal aggregate.Goals by Zimbabwe's Rudo Neshamba, who netted the away goal in Dundo, Angola, a fortnight ago and Nobuhle Majika guaranteed Zimbabwe a place at the up coming games in Maputo.
Botswana Goes Down To Classy South Africa ( Botswana 0-4 South Africa)
South Africa's Banyana Banyana put up a spirited effort against Botswana away in Gaborone with the return of goal keeper goalkeeper Thoko Mndaweni, defender Janine van Wyk and midfielder Mamello Makhabane to erase the 1-0 deficit meted out to them by Bostwana in front of their home fans 11 days ago. A brace from star striker Noko Matlou and additional goals from Dlamini, and Robyn Moodaly ended Botswana's dreams of going to Maputo.
Coach Mkhonza attributed South Africa's win to clinical finishing and on point execution of “the game plan which was always to attack and create enough pressure to get a healthy lead by half-time which would drain Botswana both physically and mentally in the second half of the match.” The coach also thanked their teeming fans,their sponsor Sasol and SAFA sticking with them through thick and thin.
With a 4-1 goal aggregate against Botswana,South Africa soldiers on, in their busy schedule as the look forward to beating Ethiopia in the Olympic Games qualifier.The winner books a place at the 2012 London Olympic games.
Ghana Dent's Nigeria's Hopes and crushes Their Dreams(Ghana 2-1 Nigeria)
On hindsight,the future of the Super Falcons coach, Eucharia Uche, is in doubt as the she was reportedly given a must-win order after the drawn game against Ghana a fortnight ago. With the loss in Accra, Uche might not be given the all clear to lead the Nigerian team to the FIFA Women's World Cup taking place in Germany in June. The loss could throw a wrench into the world cup preparations of the Falcons who also have an upcoming Olympic games qualifier against Equatorial Guinea.
Posted by Women's Soccer Worldwide at 12:29 PM