The Twiga Stars of Tanzania are the champions of the COSAFA Women’s Championship 2021 after defeating Malawi 1-0 in the final played on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The decisive moment came on 64 minutes when Enekia Lunyamila followed up a long-range shot that was spilled and fired into the empty net leading to a heart-break for Malawi, who made their first final but it was all celebrations for the Tanzanian side that who also had never got to the final of this tournament since 2019.

Twiga Stars captain who was also MVP for the final was voted Player of the Tournament. South Africa’s Sibulele Holweni scooped the top scorer’s Award with 5 goals, and Zambia’s Petronela Musole was voted Goalkeeper of the Tournament and Zambia picking up the Fair Play award.

Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan were the three guest sides that featured in the 12-team tournament which kicked off on September 28th.