Mighty Warriors

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Zimbabwe Women's National Football Team
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Professional title
Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)
Headquarters53 Livingstone Avenue
Location
ServicesRecreation
Parent organization
ZIFA
AffiliationsFIFA, CAF, COSAFA

Mighty Warriors is the national women's football team of Zimbabwe and is overseen by the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA).

Background

Their first competitive international match was played in the 2000 African Women's Championship, when they drew against Uganda 2–2 on 11 November 2000. They actually were in the draw for the 1991 edition, but withdrew from the tournament before playing a match. Their best result in the African Women's Championship was 4th in 2000. They have never qualified for the World Cup. They qualified for the 2016 Olympic football tournament, and finished last in their group (containing Canada, Germany, and Australia) after losing 6–1 to Germany, 3–1 to Canada and 6–1 to Australia.

2016 Olympic Games

Zimbabwe qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games after beating Zambia 2–2 on away goals, Côte d'Ivoire via a walkover, and Cameroon 2–2 on away goals. They qualified along with South Africa, who finished last in their group as well. They were drawn into a group with Germany, Canada, and Australia, and were the only team in the women's tournament to lose all of their games.

Technical Team

  • Coach - Sithethelelwe "Kwinji 15" Sibanda
  • Assistant Coach - Lindiwe Ndhlovu
  • Goalkeepers' Coach - Peter Nkomo

Accolades

  1. Runners up in the 2002 COSAFA Women's Championship
  2. Winners of the 2011 COSAFA Women's Championship

References