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Zambia’s Cosafa Dream Faces Stern Warriors Test

The Zambia national team 2019 cosafa campaign comes in focus this evening (Wednesday) when they face defending champions Zimbabwe at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in a crunch semi-final clash.

In a clash dubbed the final before the final, Coach Aggrey Chiyangi will be meeting a familiar adversary that has gotten the better of the Chipolopolo at the last two editions.

Zimbabwe has carried a star studded cast with foreign based players as they are using the cosafa campaign as part of their preparations for the2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

However, the all local Zambian assemblage will be out to defend wounded pride having staged a come from behind performance in the quarterfinal against Malawi on Sunday.

Coach Chiyangi and his bench have sounded warnings in the last few days about the team having to be in better form against Zimbabwe.

The four-time champions will bank on the scoring prowess of the red-hot duo of Lazarous Kambole and in-form Austin Muwowo.

Skipper Adrian Chama alongside Tandi Mwape are expected to commandeer the central defence while Mwila Phiri and either Gift Zulu or Lawrence Chungu could fight for the final slot.

In midfield Chiyangi could opt to use either Benson Sakala or Jackson Chirwa with Ernest Mbewe and Bruce Musakanya expected to be deployed in the wings.

Chiyangi has additional options in Chitiya Mususu, Emmanuel Chabula and Youremember Banda for re-invigorating his attack should need arise.

Zambia should be wary of the threat posed by Zimbabwe’s Khama Billiat.

The warriors defeated Comoros 2-0 in their opening match while Zambia dispatched Malawi 4-2 on post-match spot-kicks after the game ended 2-2 in normal time.

Kickoff is at 19:30 hours with SuperSport beaming the match live on SuperSport4.

(Source: FAZ Media)

31 Comments

  1. Eric

    All the best ba chipolopolo, we are behind you.

  2. Daniel Banda

    The difference between our team and the Zimbabweans is purposefulness approach to the game and mental strength by the Zimbabweans. Our generally inherent lez-a-fe approach to life sustaining issues has been our undoing most of the time when we meet Zimbabweans who always are determined to prove a point that our football prowess remains in the archives.

  3. misheck nondo

    Comment ZAMBIA 1 zimbabwe 0 ZAMBIA WIN 1-0

  4. pephias cholichi

    Go Zambia go we want win guys

  5. Sbm

    We are winning ….

  6. Simfukwe

    They will be beaten to death wait and see

  7. Aroma

    Though they use foreign players God is with us

  8. Cliford Mwiinde

    Let’s go Zambia, we are behind you guys show them that we are the Fipolopolos . Expecting Zambia 2 Zimbabwe 1, Bola na Lesa

  9. Mn

    Chiang should use the best team 2 night as Zimbabwe iz a tricky customer 2 beat

  10. Titus Chimedza

    Zimbabwe 3-1 Zambia

    Gooooooaal Warriors Gooooooaal Zimbabwe win 3-1

  11. De illest

    am behind you guyz go go go go chipolopolo

  12. Jameson Nkobama

    Let us Zambians control the ball in our own half with quick passes to create openings. We shud be faster in opponent’s half than in our own. Go Chipolopolo Go. We are winning.

  13. D'lan G

    Chipolopolo gays lets not under let Zimbabwean team its a very crucial team otherwise we may lost….

  14. Barloze Roxiely

    All de best Ba Chipolopolo I will support you on this game, and you will win 3:1 love you guyz

  15. Brainwasher

    This one it will be a tough game as the worriors are in good spirit and they can run and score through counterattack .As for Zambia defense is not good (centre defender)

  16. TONTOS

    Let’s go chipolopolo we’re behind you

  17. Innocent kayumba

    Zambia. …..hi loading first ok Zambia 2 Zimbabwe 1

  18. Mwila mwila

    Go Go Zambia

  19. Innocent kayumba

    Zambia. …..hi loading first

  20. Esaya Hastings Nyimbili

    go Zambia go

  21. Dude

    How I miss those days when Zimbabwe was a nobody to Zambia when it came to football. Nomba ya………….ku ma ka fasting!

  22. FSimukonda

    Go guys show them that you are the real chipolopolo the Cooper bullet

  23. Ndine moze

    Zambia 8—–1 Zimbabwe

  24. Kazungo Kendrick DJ zuu

    Go Zambia Go Chipolopolo boys go

  25. crizzy bouncy

    zimbabwe 2 zambia 0 am zambian though its just that chiyangi is a disgrace to zambian football.how can he leave out foreign players??or why is he kiping kelvin mubanga on the bench its high time u give the guy chance t6 showcase hez talent.

  26. Mallion mwananshiku

    go Zambia go!!

  27. one ben

    All the best ba chipolopolo

  28. Gus b

    How was the game to day

  29. Able

    Zambia wins it’s good

  30. agness

    zambia4 zimbabwe 0

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