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South Africa crowned champions of the four team tournament after beating hosts Zambia

Zambia national team suffered a two nil defeat to finish second in the final of the four team tournament played at Levy Mwanawasa stadium on Saturday, March 24th.

Mamelodi Sundowns forward Percy Tau drew first blood in the 15th minute after Toaster Nsabata spilled the ball into his path and the attacker made no mistake as he put South Africa in the driving seat.

Fashion Sakala, Enock Mwepu and Justin Shonga tried to pull something quickly for the Copper Bullets but to no avail. The defence was in shambles and Percy Tau could have made it two before the break as he found himself with only the keeper to beat but his finishing let him down.

Coach Wedson Nyirenda Nyirenda made a number of changes with Lazarous Kambole coming in for Brian Mwila, Enerst Mbewe for Fashion Sakala, Ronald Kampamba for Augustine Mulenga and Emmanuel Banda for Solomon Sakala but they could not help Chipolopolo.

Second half substitute Lebo Motiba put the match beyond Zambia when he got on the end of a Keagan Dolly pass to score Bafana Bafana’s second goal.

Earlier Angola beat Zimbabwe on post match to penalties to finish third after their match ended 2-2.

ZAMBIA XI v South Africa- (16) Toaster Nsabata, (5) Solomon Sakala, (13) Roderick Kabwe, (19) Ziyo Tembo, (21) Isaac Shamujompa, (20) Salulani Phiri, (17) Augustine Mulenga, (11) Enock Mwepu, (4) Brian Mwila, (12) Justin Shonga, (10) Fashion Sakala


(22) Allan Chibwe, (1) Moses Mapulanga, (18) Jimmy Nakena, (3) Bournwell Silengo, (2) John Mwangeni, (14) Mischeck Chaila, (7) Ernest Mbewe, (23) Charles Zulu, (23) Emmanuel Banda, (9) Ronald Kampamba, (15) Martin Phiri, (6) Lazarous Kambole

BAFANA BAFANA XI v Zambia: Itumeleng Khune – Thulani Hlatshwayo, Daniel Cardoso, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Innocent Maela – Teboho Mokoena, Siphesihle Ndlovu, Kamohelo Mokotjo – Keegan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Percy Tau.

Substitutes: Brendan Peterson, Reeve Frosler, Sifiso Hlanti, Motjeka Madisha, Dean Furman, Aubrey Modiba, Themba Zwane, Phakamani Mahlambi, Lebogang Mothiba, Thembinkosi Lorch, Ryan Moon


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  1. The better team won, congratulations to bafana bafana. Apart from our cruel wada wada, our chipolopolo seam’s not to have luck in the Levy Mwanawasa stadium. This field happens to be the stadium were Zambia have been greatly hammered though it at the same time happens to be the favourite of our association.

  2. The players looked lethargic is this new team to fight 4 a place at Afcon? If yes forget about it we are going no where bring back Nonet if u want real football

  3. Kudos to Sa,wada u need a self believe as head coach, some sub’s did not help. How can u loose the match with that too much position??

  4. The levy Mwanawasa stadium were Zambia have been hammered seriously. No lucky in this stadium in as much God is humbling wada for being over ego.

  5. There is no such thing as a ” luck” stadium. But a dull coach yes with a bear sized ego who is driving us nowhere.Sate sate went missing the few times he was on the pitch; he just isn’t productive! And he was supposed to be the game changer!!!No. Chambeshi and Sate should remain at chilata. Didn’t anybody else sense the negative vibes from that bench. Especially Chambeshi who is anxious to come across that he is a good national team trainer when is not.I see trouble on the way.

  6. People in stadium protested strongly the substitution of Augustine Mulenga for Sate Sate. Immediately he went in he disappeared when he was supposed to be a game changer.

  7. We were beaten fair and square. South Africa were better, more coordinated and tactically up to the task. Their counter attacks were brilliant – swift. They looked a side that is well coached. We seem to be lacking tactically. I cant see any well coordinated formation. Its like we live it to the players to just go and play their game. I was impressed with Rodrick Kabwe though after a bad game against Zim.

  8. The game changer for South Africa was their captain Nkune, he brought in experience and good goal keeping, it was difficult for our strikers to beat him. Our goal was not tested much compared to Nkune! Our defense is yet to gel together this was the case when we played Nigeria…, I noticed a bit of more holes in midfield, we needed a defensive midfielder both Salulani and Mwepu were not gelling well, maybe because they were playing together in the tournament for the first time! Otherwise we have a youthful team with more practice matches they will do well for the up-coming AFCON games. My BIG advice is that these critical up-coming games should be played at Heroes, and when we have a game to spare then use Ndola…

  9. Wada must go! Look he couldnt even agree with his assistant..we are tired of looseing he will never learn..thanks to Bafana Bafana bravo

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