Thursday, June 13, 2024

WAFCON: Zambia 0-1 South Africa as it happened

08:56 Full Time

Zambia bow out after late penalty awarded.

The Copper Queens robbed by VAR and the referee.

20:50 Penalty for South Africa

South Africa scores via penalty after VAR review

20:41 What a save from Musonda

Goalkeeper Musonda makes a save of the match as she denies South African striker from close range.

20:38 Substitution for Zambia

Avail Chitundu replaced with veteran Misozi Lungu

20:37 Nasty challenge on Zambian Keeper

Goalkeeper Catherine Musonda collides with South African attacker.Zambian medics led by Dr Faith Chabwera attends to her.Fortunately Musonda is able to continue playing.

20:23 Substitutions for Zambia

Double substitution for Zambia as Lubanje Ochumba and Ireen Lungu are replaced by Natasha Nanyangwe and Nelly Wilombe respectively.

20:20 Free kick deflated for a Corner by Zambia’s Agness Musase

Scary moment for Zambia

20:15 Penalty scare for Zambia

VAR has overturned the decision for the penalty and will be taken as a free kick for South Africa.

20:10 2nd Half

5 minutes played so far. Banyanabanyana attacking more

19:48 Half Time

The Copper Queens have had better chances in the game. Bruce Mwape’s side have made 7 goals attempts compared to Banyana Banyana’s 2.

Banyana Banyana have dominated possession 62% while has had 38%

19:46 Mapepa with a telling run

The left footed winger on a maze run and forces a corner.From the resulting Chanda corner Ochumba heads into the palms of the goal keeper.

19:36 Glorius Chansa goes begging for Zambia

Grace Chanda does well and sets up Mapepa in the box but the girl from Chibolya fails to connect.

19:30 Katongo at it again

The teenage midfield finds Grace Chanda with another sublime pass but the Zambian keeper shoots wide

19:21 Katongo has been fantastic

19 year old Eva Katongo is running the show for Zambia in the mid field.Arguably the best player in the first 20 minutes

19:14 It’s all Zambia at the moment

A super switch from Eva Katongo which a South African defender intercepts in the path of Chanda.

Chanda shots straight into the goalkeeper.

19:10 Incredible chance for Zambia

Grace Chanda finds Ochumba in the box but the lanky striker fails to hit the target. That was an incredible chance.

19:00 We are underway in Casablanca

Zambia in copper while South Africa is green

18:40 Relieve Zambia’s quarter final win over Senegal below

18:30 – Road to the Semis – Zambia

Group Stage

Cameroon 0-0 Zambia

Zambia 1-0 Tunisia

Zambia 4-1 Togo

Quarter final

Zambia 1-1 Senegal – Zambia won 4-2 on penalties after extra time

18:26 Road to the Semis – South Africa

Group Stage

South Africa 2-1 Nigeria

South Africa 3-1 Burundi

Botswana 0-1 South Africa

Quarter final

South Africa 1-0 Tuniia

18:16 – Banyana Banyana are favourites

While the Copper Queens beat Banyana Banyana 3-0 courtesy of Barbara Banda brace in a friendly match 2 months ago, the South African remain favourites.

18:14 – Warm Up

The two sides are on the pitch now doing their warm ups.


18:00 Team News – Nali out of the tie after an illness

Zambia coach Bruce Mwape has made one change with Catherine Musonda coming on for Hazel Nali.

Nali has been unwell.

Zambia XI: Catherine Musonda- Margaret Belemu, Musase, Lushomo Mweemba, Martha Tembo – Aveil Chitundu, Ireen Lungu, Evarine Katongo, Xiomala Mapepa – Grace Chanda, Lubanji Oseke Ochumba


Zambia and South Africa renew their rivalry tonight in a Women’s African Cup of Nations semi final.

Kick off at 19h00 CAT.

Zambia and South Africa beat Senegal and Tunisia respectively in the quarter finals.

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  1. The foul was not even in the box. I WONDER what the referee was looking at. There is no way South Africa can win the cup with this kind of injustice.

  2. I knew chances were high for SA to win but not in the manner they won.I am not a referee but that was not a penalty.WE WAS ROBBED,to put it in my Zamnglish!!!!

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