Zimbabwe kicked off their 2019 Cosafa Women’s Championship with a convincing 4-1 victory against Group C opponents Angola on Wednesday morning.

The Mighty Warriors put on a dominant performance in the encounter with striker Rudo Neshamba netting a hattrick on her return to international football after a long lay-off due to a knee injury.

Zimbabwe opened the scoring in the 34th minute through midfielder Emmaculate Msipa before Neshamba extended the lead twice inside the last ten minutes of the half.

Angola also scored before the break courtesy of Cristina Makua’s added-time effort to reduce the deficit to 3-1.

Neshamba sealed her hattrick on the hour as the Mighty Warriors sailed to victory in the tournament’s opener.

Zimbabwe are now set to face Mozambique on Friday in their second match of Group C.