The Zambia women soccer team, She-polopolo, outclassed Malawi in a an Equatorial Guinea 2012 African Womens Championship qualifier, thrashing the visitors 7-0 on Saturday.
She-polopolo were in a rampant attacking display against Malawi women in the first leg match played at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka to take a 4-0 lead into the break.
Under-strength Malawi conceded the first goal on the day with less than two minutes played. In the fourth minute She-polopolo were already two-up.
Anne Kabaiji and Misozi Zulu were on target in the 50th and 57th minute respectively to stretch the lead and Mwila Bowa who had scored the fourth goal, completed her brace in the 79th minute to give Zambia a comfortable first leg win and a total humiliation for Malawi.
Malawi players who included Chimwemwe Madise, Annia Lizi, Charity Banda, Tisadane Bokosi, Chisomo Kadzisonga, Bridget Mkuzilire, Lina Chipili, Sungeni Msiska, Tabitha Chabinga and Linda Kasenda spent most of the time during the game in a constant state of siege.
“You feel humiliated when you condeed more goals,” Malawi coach Temwa Msuku told Nyasa Times.
“It was a terrible day for us,” he conceded.
The two teams meet in the return leg in a fortnight’s time.
Overall winner will face Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the second round in May with the winner qualifying for the Equatorial Guinea tournament this November.