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Zubeda Ngunda saves 3 Penalties to Carry Tanzania's Twiga Stars to COSAFA Women's Final in South Africa

Earlier Today , Tanzania's Twiga Stars Played Zambia in the Women's COSAFA Cup Semifinal which was play by the Wolfson Stadium, in Port Ellizabeth, South Africa.

Earlier Today , Tanzania's Twiga Stars Played Zambia in the Women's COSAFA Cup Semifinal which was play by the Wolfson Stadium, in Port Ellizabeth, South Africa.

The 10,000 seater Stadium is situated in KwaZakele, Ibhayi just outside Port Elizabeth in South Africa, however there were no fans present during the Match, during to the ongoing Covid 19 Global Pandemic which has swept through the rainbow nation.

Due to the match being played at a somewhat hot mid day temperature with the thermometer reading at around 22 C , the match was mostly played at a slow to mid pace rate. However the Tanzanians took advantage of a lapse of concentration in the 17th Minute of the first half following a goal mouth scramble and Luck was with them as a Zambian defender ended up putting the ball in the back of her own net.The Scores remain at level par until the Referee blew the half time Whistle.

The Tanzanians held on hard to the lead , but the Zambians  fought back and eventually their efforts paid off when they equalized in the 69th minute,  with a goal from Grace Mhonda through a well measured long range effort  from outside the Box.

Twiga Stars Head Coach Bakari Shime made a Goal keeping substitution in the 89th minute , in anticipation of the upcoming decisive penalties lottery.

It looks like God was on Tanzania's side as The move paid off with Substitute Keeper who plays for the Tanzania's Womens Legue Champions Simba Queens, Zubeda Ngunda  ending up playing the Heroine's role by making a total of 3 saves in a 3 - 2 win. While Tanzania's single penalty hit the left upright from the keeper's point of view.Tanzania Captain Amina Bilali was named as the player of the match.

Twiga Stars now await the winners of South Africa's Banyana Banyana and Malawi's ' Scorchers' which will be played at the same venue at 3.15 PM local time / 4.15 Tanzania / EAT . The Tanzania's  Representatives had booked their Semis sport, after a 2-0 win against Botswana in a Group B match played at the Madibaz Stadium at the Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth  on Saturday, October the 2nd , which was enough to see the Giraffe Nation pick their second straight win.

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