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Tanzania hold junior She-polopolo

DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO, CECILIA ZULU, Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka
ZAMBIA 0 TANZANIA 0
ZAMBIA yesterday battled to a goalless draw with Tanzania to qualify to the second round of the 2016 Papua New Guinea World Cup race.
The junior She-polopolo whitewashed Tanzania 4-0 in Dar es Salaam on July 11 but failed to rise to the occasion at home.
Zambia started brightly with Memory Phiri heading wide a Barbara Banda cross in the first minute.
The junior She-polopolo pinned Tanzania but ran out of ideas in the final third.
Tanzania striker Neema Paul’s shot in the 35th minute did not trouble Zambia goalkeeper Hazel Nali.
On resumption, Tanzania pushed forward in numbers in a bid to get five unanswered goals that could have seen them qualify to the second round but to no avail.
Zambia’s Grace Chanda shot wide with a yawning net before her in the 70th minute and three minutes later Mary Wilombe’s close-range shot hit the cross-bar.
“We played very well but we couldn’t just score. Home pressure contributed but I am still happy with the way my girls played,” Zambia coach Osward Mutapa said.
Tanzania coach Rogasian Kaijage said: “Like I said when we came, anything in football is possible. We lacked experience in the first leg but we meant business in the second leg. Zambia is a good side and very experienced.”


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