The COSAFA Women’s Under-17 Championship got under way in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, 4 November 2020, with Tanzania claiming success against Comoros, while hosts South Africa suffered a 2-1 loss at the hands of Zambia.
The home side took the lead just past the hour-mark when substitute Nabeelah Galant squeezed the ball under the Zambia goalkeeper Chitete Munsaka, who might have felt she should do better to keep out the effort.
But the lead lasted just a few minutes as a goal-mouth scramble after the ball had come back off the crossbar was turned home by Taonga Chulu. It was the second time Zambia had hit the woodwork as the home side rode their luck a little.
Thursday is a rest day in both the senior and U17 women’s competitions. Action will resume on Friday, 6 November as Group A swings back into action.
Comoros 1 (Mistoihi 26’ pen) Tanzania 5 (Masaka 20’, 59’, Lema 71’, Haruna 82’, Mbunda 88’)
South Africa 1 (Galant 62’) Zambia 2 (Chulu 68’, C. Banda 89’)
12h30 (10h30 GMT) – Zambia vs Tanzania
15h30 (13h30 GMT) – Zimbabwe vs South Africa