Women's AFCON We could have scored six goals against Malawi—Zambia coach

Zambia’s Copper Queens coach Bruce Mwape has said his team could have defeated Malawi by at least six goals in Wednesday’s 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifier in Lilongwe.

He said the Copper Queens wasted more scoring chances in the first round, first leg match which ended 1-1 at Bingu National Stadium.

Looking at the performance of the team, that is not a true reflection of the game we played. The first half, in fact the entire 90 minutes we dominated play. We created chances, we could have scored three goals in first half,” Mwape said.

Our finishing was poor, if we had patience, we could have scored more goals. The game could have ended with six or seven goals. It is lack of concentration.”

The Copper Queens missed a scoring chance from the penalty spot through Elizabeth Mupeso in the fifth minute before skipper Grace Chanda scored the opener in the 21st minute.

Finally, the Scorchers got their reward when Sabinah Thom headed into the net an equaliser in the 66th minute.

Malawi interim coach McNebert Kazuwa said the Scorchers did not control the midfield and finishing was poor.

The chances are still there, we are going to work on the mistakes which we noted here especially on the finishing part. The chances are still there, we can go to Zambia and win. We created a lot of chances,” he said.

The two teams meet again on October 26 2021 in Zambia in the return match.

The winner between the two teams will date either Namibia or Tanzania in the second round.

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