The Zambia National Team is expected back home this afternoon after successfully defending the COSAFA Championship.
The Seven time COSAFA champions are expected to arrive in Lusaka at 12:30 via South African Airways.
Zambia started their campaign on a slow note losing 1-0 to Malawi in the first game.
The 2012 AFCON winners then went on to beat Comoros 2-1 and Seychelles 4-2 to finish as the best second placed team at the tournament progressing to the Semi-finals.
In the semi-finals, Zambia saw off South Africa via a 2-1 scoreline thanks to goals from Golden Mashata and Albert Kangwanda to set up a final with Lesotho.
A Wisdom Libamba Moyela header goal was enough to give Zambia their seventh COSAFA crown, the most by any nation.
Player of the Tournament – Chawanangwa Kaonga (Zanaco & Malawi 🇲🇼)
Joint Top Scorer – Albert Kangwanda (Red Arrows, Zambia 🇿🇲 ) and Tshegofatso Mabasa (South Africa 🇿🇦)
Goalkeeper of the Tournament – Sekhoane Moerane, Lesotho 🇱🇸)
Fair Play Award – Malawi 🇲🇼
Man of the Match in the final – Moyela Libamba (Forest Rangers & Zambia 🇿🇲)
Third Place – South Africa 🇿🇦
Runners up – Lesotho 🇱🇸
Champions – Zambia 🇿🇲
👉The Chipolopolo defended the trophy winning a record seventh title.
👉 13th Cosafa Cup final appearance
👉 16th appearance in the semi final
👉 Zimbabwe and South Africa have won it 6th and 5th respectively