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Linda Kasenda excited with 8-goal feat

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By Mabvuto Kambuwe, In Port Elizabeth:

Malawi’s She- Flames striker Linda Kasenda has said she is happy with her scoring prowess.

Kasenda hammered eight goals in a 13-0 thrashing of Comoros Islands at Gelvandale Stadium at the on-going Cosafa Women’s Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa, on Tuesday.

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“It was a match we needed to score more goals, in and, as one of the experienced players in the team, I had to lead by example. I am happy that we scored more goals. We have young players who are also doing well in the team,” she said in a post-match interview.

As of Wednesday, Kasenda was the tournament’s joint top goal scorer with Zambian Rachael Nachula on eight goals each.

Kasenda was named player-of-the-match and received a trophy plus a match-ball for her exploits.

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Asimenye Simwaka and Sabina Thom each scored a brace, with the other goal coming from Zainabu Kapanda.

She-Flames Coach, Abel Mkandawire, said the team had learnt a lot at the championship.

“For us to win two games and lose once, it is an improvement. Last year, we struggled but, this year, the players have shown maturity,” Mkandawire said.

The She-Flames have scored 16 goals while conceding thrice. Malawi started the campaign with a 2-0 victory over Madagascar before losing 3-1 to defending champions South Africa then thrashing Comoros.

Malawi finished the group stages on second position with six points from three games, three points behind South Africa’s Banyana Banyana.

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