Shepolopolo will on Saturday fight for the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship bronze against guests Kenya after failing to reach the final.

Zambia failed to storm the COSAFA Cup final on Thursday after losing to South Africa 5-3 on penalties following a 3-3 draw in 90 minutes.

The Zambian women gave away a 3-0 lead less than 15 minutes away from full time before losing on penalties.

“It’s very emotional and it hurts. We shall cry it out because truly, these girls deserved to be in the finals,” Zambia deputy coach Enala Phiri mourned.

Kenya also failed to reach the final after losing 4-0 to hosts Zimbabwe on Thursday.

Zambia and Kenya will clash in Bulawayo in the lunch time match third and fourth play-off match.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe and South Africa will clash in Sunday’s COSAFA Cup final.

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  1. If you cant defend 3-0 lead with just 15 minutes to go then thereis something seriously wron with the technical bench. IT IS NOT OVER UNTIL THE FART LADY FARTS OR SINGS. Remember the U20 against Germany? It was also 3-0 at one stage of the game…..luckily we won this one. However congratulations to the girls..you have come a longway and now you know that legs can be used for other health activities. Well Done.

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  2. our girls are girls not men! Well done for proving that your are girls. Go and play netball. SA and ZIM girls are not usual girls. SA girls in soccer are mosly lesbians… We will be at par if Zambia accepts homosexuality. Netball..

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  3. I am not going to congratulate them because that’s how you sustain mediocrity. They will think allowing three goals in 15 minutes in fine. No its not fine. It just shows how deficient both coach and players are in technicalities. The coach should have substituted at least two players and brought on two defensive players with fresh legs. The players shouldnt have been going for a fourth goal too but should have sat in deep. Simple basics of football

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  4. Its Zambias story. We have no staying power and no technical know how. Zambia of all countries know too well how we lost to Italy after being 2-1 ahead with 10 minutes to go and our battle with Germany! Its irritating that we are unable to defend our leads every time. No loss is as terrible as one where the other team comes from behind. Indeed congratulating the girls is like accepting mediocrity. Even at the world cup Africans are happy to just reach the second round (knockout round). How do you win the world cup when people congratulate you for just winning a single game? Is that the best we can be?

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  5. TOO MUCH NTWENUKANI FOR ZAMBIAN GIRLS WHO ON EARTH CAN GIVE AWAY 3 GOALS HAHAHAHA, WE SHALL CONSOLE U ON 7 OCTOBER AFTER NIGERIA WILL FAIL TO DEFEND THE LEAD AT HOME

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