By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Mighty Warriors have progressed to the second and final qualifying stage of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations after edging Eswatini away at Manzini by 0-3 Tuesday in the first round second leg fixture.
The first leg of the same fixture ended 3-1 in favour of the Mighty Warriors in a match that was played at National Sports Stadium last week Friday.
The result means the Zimbabwe Women’s senior national team has won the two-legged fixture 6-1 on aggregate.
Tuesday’s goals from Marjory Nyaumwe, Shyline Dambamuromo as well as Maudy Mafuruse were enough to seal the deal to advance to next round for the Mighty Warriors.
Their next assignment will be against the winner between Angola and Botswana.
The qualifier game is slated for February next year.
Zimbabwe missed the same tournament in 2018 when they lost to Zambia in the last qualifying round on away goals rule.
The next AWCON finals are scheduled for July 2022 in Morocco.
This time the tournament will feature 12 teams than eight in the 2018 edition.
The continental competition will also double as the African qualifier to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Teams who finish top in the four groups will directly qualify for the 2023 World Cup tournament.
Australia and New Zealand will jointly host the global competition that will take place from 20 July to 20 Augus