Zimbabwe has been drawn against Namibia in the first round of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2018 qualifiers.
The Mighty Warriors begin the campaign with an away trip which will be closely followed by the return leg, both games being played between 26 February and 6 March 2018.
A win over the two legs will see the Mighty Warriors clashing with either Tanzania or neighbours, Zambia in the second and final round of qualifiers for the final tournament to be played in Ghana.
Both the first and second leg of the second-round match-ups will be played between 2 and 10 April.
Zimbabwe and Zambia have been involved in fiercely contested battles, the latest being a 1-1 stalemate at the just ended COSAFA Women’s Championship.
The first round of qualifiers consists of 10 matches to be played on a knock-out basis. The ten winners will be joined by reigning Champions Nigeria, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon, who are all exempted from first round action.
Of the 14 teams, seven winners of the second-round stage will join hosts, Ghana, for the finals from 17 November to 1 December 2018.