Kundananji calm ahead of Malawi date

Kundananji calm ahead of Malawi date
Babanani Mbane of South Africa challenges Rachel Kundananji of Zambia during the 2018 TOTAL African Womens Cup of Nations match between South Africa and Zambia on the 24 November 2018 at Accra Sports Stadium, Ghana / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Oct 26, 2021. 13:00

Shepolopolo Zambia striker Rachel Kundananji insists the nerves are gone heading into Tuesday’s Morocco 2022 Women’s AFCON first round, final leg qualifier at home against Malawi at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.


Zambia heads into the final leg level with guests Malawi following a 1-1 away draw in Lilongwe on October 20 in Lilongwe.


But the striker from Spanish club SD Eibar endured a forgettable day in the first leg encounter after missing three great chances.


“I failed to score in the first game because I had so much pressure to perform but I am going into this game more relaxed,” Kundananji said.


“When I get in front of the goal this time, I must make sure I see, think and act fast rather than being pressured because if I feel pressure I will miss again. I just have to take my chances and utilize them well this time.”


Kundananji is without a goal for Shepolopolo in her last 180 minutes of action since July 24 when she scored in a 4-4 draw against China in Zambia’s penultimate Group F match at the Tokyo Olympics.


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