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Zambia Dispatches Islanders to Set Up Zim Final

Billy Mutale of Zambia challenged by Marcio Ravelomanaatsoa of Madagascar during the 2018 COSAFA cup semifinals match between Zambia and Madagascaat Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 06 June 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The line for the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup final is complete with Zambia and Zimbabwe winning their semi-final matches to set up a repeat of last year’s finale.

Zambia defeated Madagascar 1-0 through a Lazarous Kambole 39th minute goal with Zimbabwe waiting until penalty shoot out to beat Lesotho 3-1 after the match ended 0-0 in regulation.

Zimbabwe goalkeeper George Chigova proved the hero again saving two spot kicks following up on the three he saved in the quarterfinal shoot-out win over Botswana on Sunday.

The shoot-out finished in unusual circumstances when, needing to convert his kick, Lesotho midfielder Jane Thaba-Ntso made too much of a stuttering movement in his run-up and his kick was disqualified by referee Ahmad Heeralall from Mauritius.

It means Zimbabwe and Zambia clash in the COSAFA Cup final for the fourth time in six COSAFA Cup tournaments, with Zimbabwe having claimed victory in 2009 and 2017, and Zambia on home soil in 2013.

51 Comments

  1. I back wachila

    Go Zambia Go we win or lose we are Zambia, guys let us appreciates for what they did today these guys

  2. PAPA BIERCH

    I agree with Mr. Makwaza that a Zambian couch like chambeshi Beston can take on the senior chipolopolo. viva beston I support local to gan the real pride Zambians deserve.

  3. jb

    strikers be objective when shooting a ball at goal not cipande pande.THE game was just okay.sharpen striking force.cup ibwera

    • spectator

      I strongly agree with you jb. If it had not been for the selfishness of most Zambian players, Zambia would have scored about six goals. Our coach should talk to them. Its not about proving that one can score but creating goals only attempting to score when your position is ok , is what has made Messi a G.O.A.T

    • GLADYS NACHALWE

      Your comment makes me happy and your statement is true

  4. Burton

    This time around we ar getting the cup Zimbabwe wapya baisa let’s go chipolopolo nakwenakwe

  5. palata minina

    Chambeshi is the only who can take Zambia into feature and make Zambia popular

  6. abyudijzulu

    Go Zambia Go

  7. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle

    Go zambia we need that trophy guyz pull up your socks thank you mr Chambesh welldone jobe

  8. Claps James Mphande

    Job Weldon guys, and I think beston chambeshi is now going to be crowned the chipolopolo coach. I want beston chambeshi to be the coach.👋☝👎👍👍👋✊✊👈👊🇿🇲😁😀

  9. MWENYA C

    THINK B4 U COMMENT THEZ GUYZ THY DONT KNW Y THRE THRE, THAT GAME THY WERE TO SCORE 5-0 BT THEY WERE LIKE AROGANT SO BECARE FULL WITH ZIMBABWE TH
    Y CAN GET A TROUPH THERE NT SIRIOUS EN THE GOVT HAS NO MONEY LUNGU GRABLED ALL.

    • The IKB

      Please use a language you know well enough to effectively communicate your point!

  10. clau zee

    Go Go…👊 the COSAFA CUP 🏆 is ours .👊

    • ROKA

      The players lack creativity and team work!Ball control is very very poor! You can win games I’m this way.Who do you blame,the coach?No ways!! This reflects the club level football. The players of today are big headed, they don’t put into practice what the coach tells. No wonder,we don’t have replica players since the Zoom Ndlobvu days. We used to the Zoom, Chitalu, chola,Malama replicas!The club managements must help the coach develop such players instead of firing coaches at will!!

      • ngulube gregory

        The team is physically fit but mentally poor well done ba quick silver and tekniko bench just work on mental aspect

  11. Benny

    The game was OK but l was disappointed with some players showing their amateurish, there were some players who were losing ball easily chambeshi really seems 2 be very good coach he managed 2 coach even amateurs how 2 pass ball but most of them were failing 2 control the ball especially wingers. I think there will be no one will play in English premier league.

    • ROKA

      The players lack creativity and team work!Ball control is very very poor! You can win games I’m this way.Who do you blame,the coach?No ways!! This reflects the club level football. The players of today are big headed, they don’t put into practice what the coach tells. No wonder,we don’t have replica players since the Zoom Ndlobvu days. We used to the Zoom, Chitalu, chola,Malama replicas!The club managements must help the coach develop such players instead of firing coaches at will!!

  12. Anson mwila

    Congratulations chambeshi ad all the players continue with a good spirits

  13. Pf

    Viva Chipolo Polo Guyz.
    Lets Zimbambwe On Saturday Dance Our Tune.
    Go!!! Go! 4wad Ba Zed.

  14. ROKA

    The players lack creativity and team work!Ball control is very very poor! You can win games I’m this way.Who do you blame,the coach?No ways!! This reflects the club level football. The players of today are big headed, they don’t put into practice what the coach tells. No wonder,we don’t have replica players since the Zoom Ndlobvu days. We used to the Zoom, Chitalu, chola,Malama replicas!The club managements must help the coach develop such players instead of firing coaches at will!!

    • Pf

      Comment;
      Stop Dat.
      Ar U Tonga Tribe U Dnt Want To Learn To Say Like Dis,
      Congratulation Guyz.
      U’re Jealous…

    • Pf

      Comment;
      U Think Dat De Game It Wz Easier.
      Stop Dat.
      Ar U Tonga Tribe U Dnt Want To Learn To Say Like Dis,
      Congratulation Guyz.
      U’re Jealous.

  15. john simz

    Congratulations guys!!go!! Go!! Zambia go and beat Zimbabwe in final

  16. GLADYS NACHALWE

    My..emphasezing to our chipolopolo iz that baleke ukuitemwa b coz that game for yesterday we could have scored a lot of goals ,due to lack of selfness twaingishakofye ka mooooo….!!!! The bemba said ”mpombo wibilima …ababilima tabaya” meaning to say they were fighting each other to score.kuli zim zim bakatekanye rememba last year 2017 we lost 3-1 .iyiii yena nifwee insansa kucinjanya .

  17. Claps James Mphande

    I support u Gladys

  18. Masau banda

    chipolopolo nibaume twalawina mafinals remember during four nation tournament we won them in semi finals it’s again and again guys chambesh viva!!

  19. Kelvin samala

    Guys you are a good side all you need is team work bembas say “nicinci wababili tekuba cinci uliweka

  20. GLADYS NACHALWE

    Ukuwina kwena tuka wina lelo bakanakile ……bekabilima nga south africa filya abilima

  21. GLADYS NACHALWE

    Umupila wine uuuyu ukamba nanshita nshi ?

  22. Mwandamena mwandamena

    Balahile hande fela

  23. Jom

    We’ll done guys.

  24. Mr. Masiye

    Taonga anyamata powina bola. Nozgekani vya final.

  25. Arnot

    The boys were strong on the ball. Their passes were oky and accurate. Mind you the game was tactical.

  26. Francis J.Banda mlongoti

    mr chambeshi work on stricking force.We need more goals avoid penalts, zimbabwean goalkeeper is a very good goalkeeper

  27. Principal-Philosopher BM

    I only had an opportunity of watching the second- hand of Zambia-Mozambique game in this 2018 cosafa cup so far and from my analysis, I can recommended that for Zambia not to exp

  28. Principal-Philosopher BM

    experience the synonymous result as previously, they should play with dedication and commitment not the pride I saw in that match lest we will come back from South Africa with a second-placed position and I for one will by no means be devastated.The team should at entrance the tactic of the mighty Real Madrid( which doesn’t play around with opportunities instead account every single of them to be more precious than the other). According to the way our team is playing, am absolutely optimistic it can manage playing in that manner because the boys are just so good on the pitch.

  29. Kennedy

    I am disappointed with a comment written by someone calles himself pf who wrote that Tongas we don’t know how to appreciate. I think when people are tqlking about football lets all talt about football. If u hate Tongas let it be for yo own thinking. It shows how primitive some people are. Otherwise zambia will wine the match by 2 goals to nill and this can only be done some players will not be selfish.

    • PAPA BIERCH

      one Zambia one nation that is what we all need to embrace as a nation I agree and further lets endeavor to cherish football and support BESTON CHAMBESHI TO HELP US AT THAT LEVEL FOR OUR NATION PRIDE, I MEAN TO CONTINUE HELPING OUR PLAYERS TO SEE NEED TO WIN. He is good and can deliver BESTON CHAMBESHI. THANK YOU

  30. Chipolopolo

    Bt wrk extra hard with wat u ar doing guys especially scorers otherwise the game will b very tough

  31. Jr

    with 10 chances created.

  32. Ab~K

    10? But Only Find Back Of The Net Once.

  33. Foster simazaba

    Why always tongas bafikala?.

  34. Collins Collins lungu

    Strikers are too much selfish in front, that’s why they Make too much mistakes. Our boys shouldn’t allow the game to reach penalties, otherwise Zimbabwean goalkeeper is
    Is Very difficulty to be scored

  35. Warrior

    Go Warriors Go

  36. MABINGO

    Our national team has one problem. When the fans expect good from the team the boys goes hire wire.Be careful with Zimbabwe they are more than ready for Zambia.

  37. Esaya Mseteka

    Go z gooooo i suport you

  38. albert chola

    lets go zambia, lets us use our chance on this tournament since its the only one were we can shine kaili world z not our hope

  39. DCM

    U fool ,what did Tonga have to do with this, why r u involving a Tonga in this .We r all Zambian,let’s learn to love each other ad respect each tribe in our country

  40. mwansa

    Let’s put our hand together guyz, we win the game. Go Zambia go mwela onse bakambaaaaaaaa

  41. Khi

    kick the cockuts outta them, team Zambia.

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