Saturday, December 2, 2023

Cosafa Final: Lesotho 0-1 Zambia as it happened

A second half header from striker Moyela Libamba earned Zambia a 1-0 win over Lesotho in the Cosafa Cup final.

19:45 Substitution

Benedict Chepeshi replaces goalscorer Moyela Libamba

19:43 Lesotho more direct

Zambia have lost the shape and structure as they are just pumping forward.

GOAL ALERT! Lesotho 🇱🇸 0-1 Zambia 🇿🇲 (Moyela Libamba 80′)

Moyela Libamba finds the back off the net off a corner kick

Superb header from the Forest Rangers man

19:22 Double Substitution

Kangwanda and Kemuka have been replaced by Joshua Mutale and Andrew Phiri

19: 18 Lesotho on the front foot

The Crocs have started the second half on the front foot.

18:46 Half Time

Still goalless as the game has been lacking quality going forward.

Could be fatigue?

18:28 Yellow card to Kapumbu

Zambian captain Kelvin Kapumbu is booked

18:26 Kangwanda being treated

Rough challenge on star forward Albert Kangwanda from the defenders.

luckily Kangwanda is not badly injured

18:23 Second corner for Zambia

Zambia enjoying a bit possession down the left flank with Mashata showing a bit of glimpse

18:10 Mwansa makes a great save

Lesotho shots on target but goalkeeper Francis Mwansa makes a great save.

17:18 Muzala Samukonga pulls off after an injury at the Diamond League

Away from football, Zambia’s Muzala Samukonga could not finish race after he pulled what seemed like a harmstring injury

Zanaco’s Kaonga won his second man of the match

Malawi and Zanaco midfielder Chawanangwa Kaonga was named the man of the match.

This was his second man of the match award at the tournament

Bafana claim third spot

Bafana Bafana has beaten Malawi 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in a third/fourth playoff.

No changes from Zambia

Coach Moses Sichone has decided not to make changes.

Goalkeeper Francis Mwansa has kept his place ahead of Lawrence Mulenga.

Zambia XI : Francis Mwansa – Samson Mkandawire, Killan Kanguluma, Mathews Chabala, John Chishimba – Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba, Kelvin Kapumbu, Fredrick Mulambya – Golden Mashata, Albert Kangwanda, Moyela Libamba

Top Scorers:
Albert Kangwanda – 3 goals
Golden Mashata – 2 goals, 2 assists
Fredrick Mulambya – 2 goals

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  1. Bola ya pa “Zed.”

    Congratulations to the boys, Sichone & technical bench. Next assignment for the Chipolopolo “B” team is the CHAN.

    Over to Bruce Mwape & the ladies as they warm up for Japan, Spain & Costa Rica.

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