The national women football team, the Mighty Warriors nailed a convincing win against German national women league second tier team SV Ahlerstedt Ottendorf on Thursday night at the Am Auetal stadium, clinching a 4-0 victory in the second match of their two-week training camp.
Rufaro “Mafidi” Machingura slid past goalkeeper Karina Steffens for the opener on 17th minute while Marjory Nyaumwe — who missed the first game with a toothache — blasted in 12 minutes later for the only goals of the first half. On-fire Rudo Neshamba came in as substitute for Mafidi in the 63rd minute and rifled home with a left footer in the 76th minute before the In-Line Academy striker crossed for the impressive Nyaumwe to head in her second goal of the match with four minutes remaining on the card.
The result followed the Mighty Warriors’ 2-0 win over another German national women league second tier team TSV Eintracht Immenbeck on Tuesday evening.
The Rosemary Mugadza-coached side were set to clash with a Stade select side last night and meet a Germany Student national team today.
Mighty Warriors assistant coach Johane Chikaola said he was impressed with the team’s performance so far as they gear up for the All-Africa Games to be played in Maputo, Mozambique, in September.
“So far so good. We are happy with the whole team’s performance. They showed a tremendous improvement from the first game. In the few days we have been here, we have been working on the physical aspect of the girls, team shaping, passing the ball and keeping possession and they have adapted very well.
From the two games we have played, they have managed to do that. I’m also impressed with the team spirit. They play for each other and work as a unit,” said Chikaola. Mugadza made five changes to the team that played TSV Eintracht Immenbeck.
Chido Dzingirai started ahead of captain Onai Chingawo on goal. Emmaculate Msipa covered for the injured Talent Mandaza on the anchor role while playmaker Nyaumwe reclaimed her jersey from Erina Jeke. Strikers Neshamba and Ntombizodwa Ndlovu made way for the gangly Mafidi and Kudakwashe Bhasopo.