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Zambia face Tanzania test in Cosafa semis

Zambia and Tanzania battle it out in the Cosafa Cup semi final on Wednesday afternoon with kickoff slated at 16h45.

Chipolopolo Boys coach Wedson Nyirenda will be wary of the Taifa Stars who stunned host South Africa in the quarter finals with a 1-0 win.

While the defeat to Mozambique is still fresh, Nyirenda’s boys atleast managed to silence the critics with a 2-1 win over Botswana in the quarter finals.

Upfront, Wada Wada has the trio Chitiya Mususu from Napsa Stars, and scorers in the quarter finals Justin Shonga and Brian Mwila of Nkwazi and Green Buffaloes at his disposal.

Mwila has been in rich vein of form for both  club and country and is likely to start while it’s between Mususu and Shonga to win the right to partner him.

On the flanks Mike Katiba and Mwansa Nsofwa are set to continue with Diamond Chikwekwe pairing Jack Chirwa in central midfield.

Godfrey Ngwenya and Sikombe are options from the bench. Sikombe has arguably been one of the best attacking midfielders in the league this season.

Allan Chibwe who saved a penalty kick against Botswana will get the nod in goal.

The partnership of  Webster Mulenga and Isaac Shamujompa in central defence is set to continue with skipper Donashamo Malama and Lawrence Chungu at right and full back respectively.

Zambia Probable XI v Tanzania 16. Allan Chibwe -15.  Donashamo Malama, 20. Webster Mulenga, 21. Isaac Shamujompa, 3. Lawrence Chungu – 17. Mike Katiba, 19. Jack Chirwa, 10. Diamond Chikwekwe, 11. Nsofwa Mwansa – 12. Justin Shonga, 22. Brian Mwila

6 Comments to Zambia face Tanzania test in Cosafa semis

  1. Emmanuel Bwalya says:

    Good lack

  2. Emmanuel Bwalya says:

    Good luck

  3. Billy says:

    I see Tanzania winning against a Zambia C team. This team is not good at all.


    I await a surprise!

  5. Big Steve 4rm SA says:

    we had a really poor starting game even though we won.

  6. sly says:

    Zambia is not a small team. The fact that they have assembled players who are not part of the main team does not mean they are weak. The brand exibited by the Chipos is different from that of the Taifa stars. While Zambia looked slow in their building ups the Haifa stars displyed a quicker style. However, that difference does not make Tanzania a superior opponent but rather offers Zambia an opportunity to control the tempo of the game as much as Tanzania would want to have the steering wheel seat. The battle can only be one tactically. Zambia still remains a tricky opponent to many African sides. The Taifa stars know that very well.

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