Mighty Warrirors snatch draw against South Africa

The Nighty Warriors snatched a draw against the much-fancied Banyana Banyana in the opening game of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon on Saturday evening.

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It was a game in which the Zimbabweans showed a high level of tactical and technical discipline against a side that had beaten them 3-0 in a friendly in Harare.

With all the talk focused on the poor preparations and fears over the fitness of the girls, the defence discipline was impressive and they even created the better chances. The fatigue showed towards the end but the girls held on steadfastly.

In the other group match Cameroon beat Egypt.

Zimbabwe take on the Egyptians next on Tuesday where a win could do good their chances of qualifying for the semi finals. Two teams go through from each group.