COSAFA Cup: Zambia suffers shock first defeat to Lesotho
Zambia gave away a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at the hands of Lesotho in their opening game of the 2021 COSAFA Cup tournament.
Justin Shonga opened the scores in the 29th minute with a close-range finish from a rebound after Lesotho goalkeeper Sekhoane Moerane failed to deal with a Gamphani Lungu strike.
However, Substitute Motebag Sera struck twice to secure a 2-1 win for Lesotho and handing Zambia their first loss of the tournament which they are aiming to defend. The Crocodiles started with a 3-1 loss to Eswatini in their opening game on Monday.
Zambia’s loss has thrown Group A wide open at the regional showpiece tournament in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Hosts South Africa grabbed a 1-0 victory over the 10 men of Eswatini to head the pool with a full haul of six points from their two games.
Eswatini and Lesotho are second and third respectively while Zambia and Botswana are fourth and fifth without a point to their names. Next up for Zambia is Eswatini on Saturday.
Zambia 1- 2 Lesotho
(Justin Shonga 29’| M. Sera 70′)
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