Zambia wrapped up top spot in Group B of the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Togo in Rabat, setting up a quarterfinal with Senegal.
The other Group B encounter saw Cameroon beat Tunisia 2-0 in Casablanca, with both teams advancing along with the Copper Queens.
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Zambia could easily have scored more against Togo but for their own wastefulness and some fine saves from Amé Lila Amouklou.
Xiomara Mapepa went on a marauding run down the middle, received the ball from Grace Chanda, and was fouled for a penalty within 37 seconds, giving Bruce Mwape's side a chance to draw first blood. However, Lushomo Mweemba penalty was saved to the goalkeeper's right by Amouklou, who continued to thwart Zambia's efforts to find an opener.
In the 15th minute, the deadlock was broken when Chanda rounded Amouklou and stroked home after being played through by Lubandji Ochumba.
Five minutes later, Amouklou denied Chanda a second goal, but Ireen Lungu scored on the follow-up, lobbing the ball over the goalkeeper.
Zambia goalkeeper Hazel Nali allowed Yawa Konou's free-kick to bounce over her head and Afi Apeafa Woedikou tapped in to halve the deficit in the 35th minute.
As the clock struck 40 minutes, Mapepa squeezed a shot into the goal from a tight angle, beating Amouklou at her near post to restore the two-goal lead.
Chanda doubled up in the 60th minute, putting Zambia 4-1 up and all but home and dry.
Meanwhile, Houston Dash forward Michaela Abam put Cameroon ahead against Tunisia within three minutes as Ajara Nchout Njoya was credited with the assist.
The Indomitable Lionesses continued to dominate, with Nchout Njoya sealing the win in the 90th minute, heading home Rose Bella's cross to clinch second place in the group. Tunisia, meanwhile, advance by virtue of being one of the two best third-placed teams.
While Zambia's quarterfinal opponent has already been confirmed, both Cameroon and Tunisia await yet-to-be determined opponents from Group C, which contain South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana and Burundi.