Friday, June 21, 2024

Cosafa Cup: Zambia 4 – 3 Namibia as it happened

Beston Chambeshi has started with a lone striker as Zambia engage Namibia in the Cosafa Cup quarter final in South Africa.

There s a debut for Nakambala Leopards left back Martin Sikaonga while Billy Mutale gets the nod ahead of Isaac Shamujompa to partner Ziyo Tembo.

In midfield Benson Sakala partners Jack Chirwa.

Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba and Clatus Chama are wide with John Ching’andu in the hole behind Lazarous Kambole.

Zambia XI: Toaster Nsabata- Shemmy Mayembe, Ziyo Tembo, Billy Mutale, Martin Sikaonga – John Ching’andu (Ronald Kampamba 70′), Jack Chirwa, Benson Sakala, Kelvin Mubanga (Collins Sikombe 78′), Clatus Chama – Lazarous Kambole

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  1. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 19′
    A mistake by Shemmy Mayembe sees Namibia exploit the right channel but the defense recovers well. Zambia seem more settled now with patient build ups through the middle


  2. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 23′
    First yellow goes to Namibia. Dangerous could on debutant Benson Sakala but he picks himself up


  3. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 34′
    Chingandu misses the ball completely after it bounced invitingly for him in the box. A minute later Mubanga balloons a shot from outside the box. Namibia also shoot over the bar from outside the box


  4. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 39′
    Mubanga hits a volley from outside the box…. again it’s over the bar


  5. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 54′
    What a shot from Mubanga from outside the box but is saved for a corner


  6. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 56′
    Toaster tested for the first time with a shot to the far post but he saves for a corner


  7. I don’t like Zambia’s chances in a penalty shootout. Hopefully we see some changes to try and pry this Namibia defense open.

  8. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 72′
    What a pass from Clatous Chama who finds Kambole but he shoots over the bar from inside the box


  9. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 72′
    Namibia come close but the shot is weak for Toaster Nsabata to collect


  10. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 80′
    Another save by the Namibia keeper Mbaeva
    Sate Sate Kampamba is booked for a high boot

    #COSAFACup #

  11. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 84′
    Ziyo turned inside out but Toaster Nsabata comes to the rescue with a good save diving to his left


  12. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 90′
    Free kick to Namibia in dangerous position but the wall does its job


  13. ?? Zambia 0-0 Namibia 90′
    3 added minutes
    Game will go straight to penalties if it ends like thia


  14. Zambia’s undoing is back passing. When in attacking mode Zambia has been helping the opponent to regroup many a times. Jack Chirwa was worse at that. Does it mean that Zambia does not have the bulldozer type of players anymore. Does Zammbia have no skillful players who can take on the defense? This is a serious concern.

    • Thats my concern as well…we dont have players to beat a man anymore. There is only lameck banda in the league at the moment…

  15. Zambia 0-0 Namibia (4-3 Post match Penalties)
    Cosafa Cup Quarter Finals
    Zambia sail through to the semi finals after beating Namibia 4-3 on post match penalties. The two teams played out to a goalless draw in regulation time

  16. Striking force need to be reinforced zambia were so impressed with ball movement. Especially chama very creative. Jack chilwa need to improve he loose position so easily. Besides that congratulations

  17. To be honest watching the game full 90 minutes
    We were able to string few passes which were not the case with Wada
    Solomon sakala n Jack chirwa were poor losing the balls easily n back passes when infact if they employed going forward we would put these Namibia team under pressure
    Chama was brilliant holding the ball n making good quality passes
    I think lary Bwalya would have be better than Jack chirwa
    The right n left backs were ok
    That boy mayembe is better than Simon silwimba
    That left back is far better than kapumbu
    Upfront chambeshi didn’t go with good strikers
    All in all it was a better performance than the chipantepante pante we were treated with under Wada
    Next time let’s try forward passes n not backwards

  18. The team never played an international friendly match. They playing for the first time together. They need time for them to have cohesion in the team… Chambeshi is a good coach judging by his team selection. His phylosopy and system works. He should just target final spot. Winning the tournament its a bonus. Chambeshi’s itention is clear. he wants young and energetic players to create a big pool of players for rebuilding the dilapidated chipolopolo.

  19. Biggest issue were the back passes all the way to Toaster Nsabata even when going forward was the best option.
    The players would break Namibia up to the centre circle, needing only a forward thrust to distabilise Namibia, then alas, they send the ball backwards until it gets to Nsabata. by the time they start forward Namibia would have regrouped and stabilised. And this was done so many times

    Can we try in the next game to vary the back passes and forward thrusts randomly when there is chance.

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