Sunday, May 26, 2024

Malawi scorchers lift 2023 Cosafa Women’s Championship


The Malawi Scorchers secured a historic victory by defeating Zambia 2-1 at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa to be crowned 2023 Cosafa Women’s Champions. It marked their first-ever victory over Zambia. Malawi took the lead with a goal from Agness Phiri, but Zambia managed to level the score in the 87th minute. The decisive moment came when Sabina Thom netted the winning goal in extra time.

As a result of this remarkable win, the Scorchers will return home with a prize of K463, 974,800.00. Malawi’s President, Lazarus Chakwera, extended his congratulations to the team, acknowledging their outstanding performance.

“The first Lady and I, wish to congratulate you, our beloved scorchers for the victory at the 2023 Cosafa Women’s Championship. A triumphant 2-1 win over Zambia at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, is a source of immense pride. Your remarkable achievement symbolizes the determination and spirit of our nation. It is particularly pleasing to note that you made us proud on the day when Malawians are observing Mother’s Day, the day when celebrate the pivotal role that our women play in our homes and communities. Well done.”

Malawians on the social media say that the girls have made a victory-starved-Malawi proud.




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