Defending champions Zambia strolled to their fourth successive Cosafa Castle Cup final after defeating Mozambique 3-0 at Super Stadium in Twanse , South Africa this afternoon.
Zambia will face South Africa in the final on October 21 in a repeat of their September 9 Africa Cup Group 11 qualifier that the former won 3-1 in Cape Town.
South Africa beat Botswana 1-0 in the other semifinal final match played later at the same venue.
A makeshift Zambia secured their final slot with a convincing performance courtesy of three clinical finishes from debutants strikers Noah Chibvuta and Emmanuel Mayuka including midfielder William Njovu.
South African based Chibvuta of Wits University opened scores for Zambia in the 35th minute after skipped pasted two Mozambique defenders before to sliding in the ball in-between the legs of goalkeeper Marcelino.
Ex-Kabwe Warriors striker Chibvuta’s goal came 18 minutes into the first half after the he skied his first-time shot at point-blank range.
Warrior’s striker Mayuka could have put Zambia 2-0 but his attempt inside the box was easily gathered by Marcelino.
Chivuta had another chance for a double flash just wide four minutes after the hour mark with Zambia still in command.
Zambia’s dominance paid off with their second of the game in the 68th minute when junior international Mayuka rifled in from just outside the six-yard box to make up for a subdued senior debut.
The defending Cosafa Castle Cup champions wrapped-up their good day at the office through Lusaka Dynamos midfielder William Njovu who slalomed pasted two Mozambique defenders in the 79th minute with a textbook tap-in.