Racheal Kundannaji was on song twice as Zambia hammered Equatorial Guinea 5-0 in an Africa Women's Cup of Nations encounter at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday night.
It was the first time the two teams were meeting in the history of the competition as both sides dream to earn a continental ticket for next year's Fifa Women's World Cup in France.
The Shepolopolo were searching for their first ever Awcon win against the central Africans, who were returning to the continent for the first time since they won in 2012 after an administrative battle.
Bruce Mwape's ladies started their second campaign in the championship on a bright note when Grace Chanda opened the scoring from set piece after seven minutes in the encounter.
The Guineans almost leveled matters when Zambia goalkeeper Hazel Hali was forced to a save in the 19th minute moments after Agness Musase missed a seater for the south Africans.
In the 41st minute, Equatorial Guinea almost conceded an own-goal before Ireen Lungu doubled the Zambians lead after she benefited from a defensive blunder moments from the break.
Kundananji, who grabbed a hat-trick to inspire a 3-2 comeback win over Ghana in a friendly, netted the third of the day for Mwape's side in the 57th minute.
Nine minutes later, Mary Mwakapila won a penalty after being poorly challenged inside the area and she made no mistake to convert the fourth of the night in the 66th minute.
The fifth goal of the game was destined to happen in the 75th minute but Chanda's efforts from the spot came off the woodwork.
The long night for coach Jean-Paul Mpila and his Nzalang side was not over yet until Kundananji struck four minutes from time to complete the incredible riot for Zambia.
The win over the two-time winners on their opening day was the first ever for the Shepolopolo the history of the continent's elite women's football tournament.
Following their historic triumph, they will be looking to build on their fine start when they face defending champions Nigeria, who suffered a losing start to their title defence against South Africa.