TANZANIA have booked their place in Saturday’s final of the 2020 Cosafa Women’s Under-17 Championships after making light work of Zimbabwe, racing into a 5-0 lead inside 31 minutes and never looking back, claiming a 10-1 success in the end.
Protasia Mbunda profited from a goalkeeping error to give her side the lead in the opening minute, before tournament leading scorer Aisha Masaka turned provider for Koku Kipanga.
Irene Kisisa, Shehat Mohamedi and Ester Gindulya all added further goals before the break.
The second half was less frantic as the rain started to pelt down and broke up the rhythm of the play.
But Zawadi Athuman, Mohamedi, Neema Shibara (two) and tournament leading scorer Aisha Masaka, who netted her ninth goal of the campaign, did add further damage for the Tanzanians.
Zimbabwe were able to get a consolation through Rudo Machadu as she bundled the ball home when a free-kick was only parried into her path.
The final round of pool fixtures will be played on Thursday with nothing but pride to play for. — Cosafa