The semifinal line-up is complete at the COSAFA Girls’ Under-17 Championship where defending champions Zambia will take on hosts Malawi on Wednesday (kickoff 08h30 CAT), and South Africa tackle Botswana on Thursday (18h30 CAT).
The final pool matches played on Monday, where there were massive wins for the Zambian and Malawian girls.
Zambia ensured top spot in Group B with a 10-0 win over Comoros, a game in which Lubasi Pumulo scored a hattrick, and Harriet Matipa grabbed a brace as well. There were seven scorers in all as the team shared the goals around.
But Malawi went two better than that as they defeated Namibia 12-0 to finish second in Group A. It is the second time the Namibians had let in a dozen in the competition.
Rose Kadzere shot to the top of the scorers charts with her five goals, while Faith Chinzimu also claimed a hattrick and Leticia Chinyamula got a brace.
Zambia and South Africa both finished with a full haul of six points to top their pool, while Malawi and Botswana had three each and will likely be their underdogs going into their semis.
In all, there have been 52 goals scored in the six games in the highly-entertaining Girls’ competition, which like the Boys’ is being played as part of the Region 5 Games Lilongwe 2022.