Mighty War­riors lose to Egypt

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

AF­TER a 0-2 de­feat to host Cameroon in the tour­na­ment opener last Satur­day, the Pharaohs bounced back in style with a nar­row win over Zim­babwe in a match of equals.

Egypt has three points, three shy of lead­ers Cameroon. Zim­babwe and South Africa fol­low in that or­der with a point each.

The fairly bal­anced game was dom­i­nated by mid­field ac­tion from both sides, look­ing for their first win. Zim­babwe for­ward Ru­tendo Makore missed a good op­por­tu­nity to give her side the lead, head­ing wide from close range on the quar­ter-hour mark. The Egyp­tians re­sponded five min­utes later but Ahmed’s header was no prob­lem for Zim­babwe goalie Chido Dzin­gi­rai. The two teams im­proved in the sec­ond half ex­hibit­ing some bril­liant piece of football that drew ap­plauds from the fans.

With a stale­mate in sight, Salma Ahmed broke the dead­lock by tap­ping home from close range eight min­utes from time to set­tle mat­ters. — ca­fon­line.com

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