The Shepolopolo who are hoping to excel on their second appearance at this year’s showpiece, fought back from two-goal down to secure a win against the Black Queens in Lusaka.
A second-half hat-trick from Rachael Kundananji was all Bruce Mwape's ladies required to ensure an implausible fightback and eventually stunned the west Africans at the Nkoloma Stadium.
FT' | INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FRIENDLY GAME— Zambia Women's Soccer (@Shepolopolo) November 3, 2018
Zambia 3:2 Ghana
(65' 75' 87' Rachel Kundanaji | 21' Portia Boakye 31' Elizabeth Addo)
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In the space of 31 minutes, Portia Boakye and captain Elizabeth Addo gave the visitors a two-goal lead to prove their dominance of the southern Africans in the first half.
A horrible second half defending saw hosts crawl back to level matters on the 75th minute through Kundananji brace before she netted the winner three minutes from time.