Zimbabwe women’s football striker, Felistas Muzongondi, takes pride in representing her nation at regional and international competitions. She captained the Mighty Warriors to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The former skipper is well aware of how the game has been financially unfaithful to her and her fellow teammates. She has been able to see through the gender lenses the local football association treats national teams. The Mighty Warriors are definitely not a priority compared to the men’s team, the Warriors. But to her, it is the sisterhood and life lessons football has given her that she mostly values. This pictorial tells the story of the football beauty who loves wearing her make up even on the field of play.
‘Sportswomanship demystified’ is a series of profiles and photos by Her Zimbabwe and Sports Journalist and photographer, Grace Chirumanzu, in support and solidarity for the Mighty Warriors ahead of the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON). It celebrates Zimbabwe’s Mighty warriors as women of strength, who know no boundaries and limits. They have persisted despite all challenges they have faced, and deserve all the support they can get. Go Mighty Warriors!
All images taken by Grace Chirumanzu