10-man Zambia failed to hold on 1-0 lead in Maseru today only to finish 1-1 with Lesotho in a 2014 World Cup Group D qualifier.
Zambia were reduced to 10-men after goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene was sent off in the 53rd minute.
Mweene suicidal tackle on Mojela Letsie saved Zambia’s blushes coming after Stopilla Sunzu poor back-pass was picked out by the Lesotho striker.
Mweene’s departure saw Fwayo Tembo scarified for Joshua Titima.
The goalkeepers sent-off didn’t dampen Zambia’s morale and Collins Mbesuma who was on-fire throughout the game hit the post with a header off Isaac Chansa corner in the 65th minute.
Mbeusma made no mistake the second time in the 75th minute again from a Chansa corner to thunder home a header 1-0.
His goal made up for his 12th minute clear goal that was mysteriously disallowed by referee Diehiou Malang when the Zambia striker clearly poked in the ball under the challenge from Moitheri Ntobo and not the reverse.
However, Zambia’s hopes of leaving Maseru with the three points were dashed when Litsepe Marabe sealed the draw in the 88th minute.
Marabe dragged Sunzu and Hichani Himonde to one side before side stepping the defence to whip in a volley past Titima.