Zambia senior women side have sent a warning to Nigeria ahead of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations this month after an incredible 3-2 comeback win over Ghana in a friendly on Saturday.
The Shepolopolo who are hoping to excel on their second appearance at this year’s showpiece, fought back from two-goal down to secure a win against the Black Queens in Lusaka.
A second-half hat-trick from Rachael Kundananji was all Bruce Mwape's ladies required to ensure an implausible fightback and eventually stunned the west Africans at the Nkoloma Stadium.
FT' | INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FRIENDLY GAME— Zambia Women's Soccer (@Shepolopolo) November 3, 2018
Zambia 3:2 Ghana
(65' 75' 87' Rachel Kundanaji | 21' Portia Boakye 31' Elizabeth Addo)
AMAZING COME BACK❤💪💪
➡️ Next stop: International camp in Ivory Coast#WomenAFCONGH2018 #TotalAWCON18 pic.twitter.com/jljtjQBt5L
In the space of 31 minutes, Portia Boakye and captain Elizabeth Addo gave the visitors a two-goal lead to prove their dominance of the southern Africans in the first half.
A horrible second half defending saw hosts crawl back to level matters on the 75th minute through Kundananji brace before she netted the winner three minutes from time.
Zambia are drawn against Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa in Group B in the preliminary stage of the competition and will face the Super Falcons on November 21 at the Cape Coast Stadium.