Cosafa Cup: Zambia, Namibia lock horns in Plate final
The Zambia national team today play hosts Namibia in the finals of the Cosafa Castle Cup Plate tournament after both teams were eliminated from the main tournament at the semi final stage.
Zambia who have had a dip in form were sent out of the tournament by Swaziland after losing 4 – 2 on penalties while Namibia were eliminated by Botswana on penalties as well.
Zambia however recovered on Tuesday when they beat Lesotho 3 – 2 with goals from Paul Katema, Spencer Sautu and Charles Zulu and they will be hoping to build on that victory to salvage some pride after falling below expectation.
Namibia on the other hand beat Mozambique 3 – 0 on Tuesday and will not want to disappoint the home fans who had expected the reigning champions to retain the trophy at home.
The two teams met in the same competition last year and the Namibians emerged victors to eliminate Zambia at the quarter final stage.
The Chipolopolo went on to lose in the finals of the Plate competition when they were beaten by Malawi.
This will be the fourth time the two teams are meeting since the beginning of 2015 with Namibia having two of the previous games despite one coming via a penalty shootout in the Cosafa quarter final of 2015.
The Namibians will fancy their chances against the Chipolopolo who are at an almost all time low having only won one game against Lesotho in 9 outings in all competitions.
The game kicks off at 1800hrs and will be played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
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