Barely weeks after her impressive performance at the Womens Africa cup of nations with Zambia where she scored a screamer for the copper queens who minted bronze and qualified to the 2023 Womens World Cup, Midfielder Ireen Lungu has sent warning shots to potential opponents in the COSAFA womens champions league.
Lungu scored a hatrick for Green Buffaloes football club on Tuesday afternoon when they thrashed Comoros’ Olympique De Moroni by 4-0 to qualify to the final of the competition set to be played on Saturday.
Lungu who is now the leading goal scorer at the competition has so far scored five(5) goals in two(2) matches at the regional competition which is also used as the qualifier for the CAF champions league(women)
Green Buffaloes who will now look to win the tournament and become the first zambian womens club to qualify to the CAF champions league are likely going to face African champions Mamelodi Sundowns who are leading group B with a seven goals difference and four points.
Sundowns beat Buffaloes during last year’s edition to lift the regional trophy but Ireen LUNGU thinks they did so because Buffaloes did not have majority of their strikers.
The attacker has set her eyes on winning the tournament and qualifying to the CAF champions league with or without champions Sundowns in the picture.
Southern Africa will for the first time send two representatives at the CAF womens champions league whose inaugural edition was won by South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns who have already qualified as defending champions.
With Green Buffaloes already in the final, they will wait to know their opponent on Thursday following Double Action Ladies’ 1-1 draw with Sundowns which left group A undecided.
“Double Action will now need to beat Costa do Sol from Mozambique in their final clash by seven or more goals to stand a chance of overtaking Sundowns at the top of the group,” and book a place in the final on Saturday.
Sundowns took the lead in group A after thumping Costa do Sol 8-1 in their group opener.