Mares book historic AFCON finals berth

Mares. PIC: BFA
Mares. PIC: BFA

FRANCISTOWN: The women's national football team survived a late Zimbabwe onslaught to qualify for their maiden Women Africa Cup of Nations finals.

The match played on Wednesday evening at the Obed Itani Chilume Stadium, saw Zimbabwe defeat Botswana 2-0.

The Mares squeezed through on away goals rule after they won 3-1 in Harare last week Friday. Poor defending of set pieces, crosses and indecisiveness in front of goal were Mares' major undoing, but it mattered little as they qualified for the finals to be hosted in Morocco in July.

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