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Zambia come from behind to beat South Africa

South Africa 1 – 2 Zambia (Kegan Dolly | Kelvin Kampamba, Chaniza Zulu)

The Zambia national soccer team on Sunday evening came from behind to beat South Africa 2 – 1 in a pulsating international friendly match played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.

It was a much-improved performance by the Chipolopolo but they were almost made to pay for wasting so many chances when Keagan Dolly gave the hosts the lead only for two substitutes Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba and Chaniza Zulu to score a goal each late in the game.

Zambia boss Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic made two changes to the team that recorded a disappointing 2-1 loss at the hands of Kenya on Friday away in Nairobi.

The first 45 was entertaining but goalless with Zambia having their best chance in the 39th minutes, Lubambo Musonda won the ball just outside the box on the right and unleashed a belter which beat the keeper but not the post.

South Africa came close with Percy Tau who gave Chilongoshi a tough time but Sebastian Mwange did well to keep the scores level at half time.

Bafana Bafana finally took the lead through France-based midfielder Keagan Dolly who opened the scoring in the 78th from a counter-attack after a fantastic defense splitting pass from Percy Tau.

Coach Micho’s men responded immediately after Kelvin Kampamba scored with a grass cutter shot from outside the box, South Africa was again caught napping after a beautiful interchange of passes which started with Emmanuel Chabula to Gamphani Lungu and was finished by Chaniza Zulu to put the Copper Bullets in the lead.

South Africa tried to push for an equalizer but Chipolopolo did well to protect their lead and won the match 2-1 bouncing back to winning ways.

1. Sebastian Mwange, 4. Kondwani Chiboni, 23. Zacharia Chilongoshi, 2. Tandi Mwape, 6. Benson Sakala, 15. Kelvin Kapumbu (Chaniza Zulu), 17. Kings Kangwa (Bruce Musakanya), 11. Lubambo Musonda (Emmanuel Chabula), 14. Collins Sikombe, 10. Fashion Sakala, 8. Evans Kangwa © (Ghampani Lungu)

SA Starting XI

16. Darren Keet, 4. Teboho Mokoena, 8. Lyle Foster, 10. Andile Jali, 11. Themba Zwane, 12. Thabiso Kutumela, 14. Thulani Hlatswayo ©, 18. Sfiso Hlanti, 19. Percy Tau, 20. Reeve Frosler, 23. Motjeka Madisha

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4 Comments to Zambia come from behind to beat South Africa

  1. Paradox says:

    Micho should be given more time and more friendlies. i believe he will bring back some lost glory.

  2. STUMPY says:

    we should have put this game to bed sooner rather than later. I dont see what lost glory can be brought back by beating a moribund bafana bafana

  3. Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

    Just watched the game on you tube. It was a very good performance by the team, taking into account the fact that the coach is new and some of the players are new. I really like what I have seen (vs South Africa) An addition of Mwepu and Patson will complete the puzzle

    Let us all support the coach, the boys and FAZ.

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