Friday, April 12, 2024

Throwback Thursday – Zambia v South Africa

While many Zambian fans consider South Africa to be the weaker younger brother, there’s very little to chose between the two teams when matched head to head.

Since 1992, Chipolopolo has played Bafana Bafana 18 times each team winning seven times while the rest of the four games have been draws.

Name the players in the photo, how Zambia lined up on the day, and the final score in the game.

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  1. Timothy “Teacher” Mwitwa who scored the only goal of the match and Derby Mankinka. Henry Malambo played. In central defence with Late Boniface Simutowe as Coach on the day! Sir Zoom Ndhlovu had been sidelined after a 2-0 defeat to Madagascar after playing Kalu in central midfield benching Derby Mankinka

  2. Augustine Makalakalane, Timothy Mwitwa, Derby Makinka. I can’t recognise the other South African player.

    1992 afcon qualifier: South Africa 0-1 Zambia. Timothy Mwitwa scored the only goal of the match.

    South Africa starting lineup

    David Nyathi
    MidfielderTheophilis ‘Doctor’ Khumalo
    ForwardPhil Masinga
    Sam Khambula
    Donald ‘Ace’ Khuse
    Sizwe Wesley Motaung
    Augustine Makalakalane
    Mark Anderson
    Neil Robert Tovey
    Steve Komphela
    Roger Links

    Zambia Starting line up
    Samuel Chomba
    Kalusha Bwalya
    David Chabala
    Gibby Mbasela
    Peter Mwanza
    Eston Mulenga
    Whiteson Changwe
    Derby Makinka
    Timothy Mwitwa
    Stone Nyirenda

  3. Line up: Efford Chabala, Peter Mwanza, Whiteson Changwe,Samuel Chomba,Eston Mulenga,Henry Malambo,Derby Mankinka,Johnson Bwalya,Timothy Mwitwa,Gibby Mbasela,Stone Nyirenda. Zambia won 1-0

  4. offtopic. we dont seem to desimate data on zambian football history. for a while i hav been wondering who holds the record for the most goals in the zambian ligue and how many they were, or who has the most caps for zambia, or most goals for zambia etc. diferent sources have diferent stats. perhaps why our conflict with messis record werent taken seriously

  5. I Was watching this Game Just Last Night. It Was a Short Corner by Johnstone Bwalya. The Found Gibby Mbasela in the box who beat 2 Bafana Defenders ( Steve Kompela and another one ) before hitting a low cross for Timothy Mweetwa to Score………

  6. South Africa Line up. Mark Anderson, Sam Kambule, Roger Links, Steve Kompela, Sizwe Motaung, David Nyathi, Donald Khuse, Neil Tovey ( Captain) Doctor Khumalo, Augustine Makalekane, Phil Masinga

  7. This was in 1992 on 30th August. South Africa had just come back to the international fold after years in the wilderness. Their first AFCON qualifier ended in a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Zimbabwe and this was the second one which they also lost 1-0 to Zambia.

    This game actually took place before the 2-0 loss to Madagascar mentioned by Uncle Bobs. Zoom initially resigned just before the CAN 1994 qualifiers started after facing heavy criticism after Zambia’s poor performance at CAN 1992, prompting the FAZ to appoint Simutowe as coach and Jochen Figge as Techincal Advisor.

    Their first game was a rather unimpressive 2-1 over Mauritius (after which Figge immediately resigned to disassociate himself from ‘suspicious’ reports in camp) and the second match was the one above. Simutowe soon stepped down after the SA game (he must be the only coach with a 100% win record for Zambia!) and Zoom returned, leading Zambia to a 2-0 win over Tanzania in a WC qualifier in Lusaka though he would later get the sack after the 2-0 loss to Madagascar in December, described above by Uncle Bobs.

    • By the way, this looks like the AFCON qualifier played back in 1992/3 which Zambia won 1-0 at FNB stadium. The lone goal was scored by Timothy Mwitwa. This was back when we rarely used to win away from home so it was a pretty big deal and South Africa had just returned into world football after years of absence due to apartheid.

      The first Nelson Mandela cup challenge was played between South Africa and Cameroon I think.

  8. Bro. Billy. I think the other Bafana player is the late Sizwe Mutaung, who was excellent overlapping full back. The game was played at FNB…it was a very poor game…no coordination. Gibby Mbasela in particular was a huge let down. Wisdom Chansa and the rest of Power Dynamos players were still serving their suspension….I thought they were the missing link

    • Eh, that light skinned one does look like Sizwe Mutaung. Remember meeting him in Swaziland at the hotel while on holiday. He killed me in table tennis after pretending he had no clue how to play. MHRIP

  9. Mwe bantu John Soko did not play as he and other power first team players were not fit enough after their club suspended them for giving away a game to a small team from Madagascar. They won 3-2 away but lost 1-3 at Arthur Davies after playing under protest because of issues of allowances. The national team coach tried to use Mwelwa Mupeta in the game against Mauritius bt opted for peter mwanza in the banana game

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