Blantyre Zero got into history books on Saturday by becoming the first women’s football team in the country to register 12 straight wins without conceding a goal.
And they did it in style at Escom Ground in Blantyre where they whipped their youth side ATU Ladies 9-0 before thrashing Zomba-based Sitima Sisters 20-0 the same day to maintain their position on the summit of the Peter Mutharika Southern Region Women Football League.
The defending champions have now broken DD Sunshine’s record. The Lilongwe-based side in 2012 went 10 games without letting in a goal in Central Region encounters of Mutharika League.
Blantyre Zero coach Elija Kananji attributed the achievement to team spirit among his charges and Thoko Mwase’s faultless goalkeeping.
“It has been a wonderful season for us,” said Kananji. “The girls play as a team and they are determined to finish the league without conceding a goal.”
So far, Zero have scored 85 goals and are leading the eight-team league on 34 points, four ahead of second-placed Ntopwa Super Queens.