Madagascar test Zambia’s appetite for the 2018 COSAFA Cup
Zambia’s hunger for the 2018 COSAFA Cup final will be put to the test by Madagascar in Wednesday’s semifinal clash at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
Kickoff will be at 17h00 of this semifinal doubleheader.
The match will be the two sides first since 2001 but their debut in the COSAFA Cup.
Both side advanced to the last four via similar 4-3 post-match penalty shootouts win following 0-0 fulltime draws for Zambia against Namibia while Madagascar dumped host South Africa.
But Madagascar have come into the match with more mileage after winning two and drawing one in the group stages.
Zambia on the other hand has entered the fray in the quarterfinals after enjoying a group stage bye.
“We have reached a very critical stage of the competition and we must beat Madagascar to reach the final,”Chambeshi said.
Meanwhile, Chambeshi hit back at Madagascar coach Franklin Andriamanarivo who vowed to beat Zambia especially after watching Chipolopolo stutter against Namibia.
“Football is played on the field, we will meet them on Wednesday so it will be a good game and the 90 minute will tell the result,” Chambeshi said.
And Chambeshi also disclosed that he may stick to a similar formation as that against Namibia although changes are expected to attack where Lazarus Kambole could just start with Ronald Kampamba.
Winner will face Lesotho or Zimbabwe who meet in the 19h30 kickoff of the doubleheader.[Zambia Daily Mail]
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