Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Kambole propels Zambia to 4-Nations Final


Lazarus Kambole on Wednesday night scored a goal and a post match penalty to send hosts Zambia through to the Four Nations Tournament final after beating Zimbabwe in their semifinal doubleheader at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Kambole came off the bench in the 80th minute to score a dramatic stoppage equalizer that saw the match end 2-2 and decided on spotkicks that Zambia won 5-4.

All the four goals came in the second half that saw Zimbabwe take the lead via an own-goal scored by defender Isaac Shamujompa in the 47th minute when he turned in Evans Rusike’s shot.

Justin Shonga equalized in the 64th minute but Zimbabwe reclaimed the lead in the 73rd minute through Talent Chawapiwa who fired in a deceiving sweet shot that curled in on the near post.

Then with ten minutes left on the clock , Kambole then came off the bench for a wasteful Augustine Mulenga and struck in added time when he pounced on a rebound after Zimbabwe goalkeeper George Chigova parried Ronald Kampamba’s shot into his path.

Zambia will face South Africa in the final on March 24 at Levy Stadium.

Bafana also advanced to the final via penalties when they beat Angola 6-5 in their shootout following a 1-1 draw at fulltime in the early kickoff at Levy Stadium.


  1. This is good neigbourhood and friendship both matches ended in penalty shoot out we all shared smiles in 90 minutes . Penalties can go to any lucky team like the malilisho AFCON win in 2012. I guess the finals will be good and decided on penalties again that will see BAFANA BAFANA WINNING TO CELBRATE ZUMAS EXIT AND ZIM TO CELEBRATE MUGABES EXIT

    • Ba coach Wada, teach your boys to be composed when ever they are in possession of the ball, not this aimless running and dashing into nowhere.

  2. The substitutes yielded results I think it was also good to see the likes of Solomon sakala shamujompa saulani taking first positions in the team Rodrick on left back the guys needs more time together

  3. Thank you Zambia National Soccer team for putting a smile on mother Zambia. If it was the other dissolved team ngani 10:0. We thank you for introducing the energetic and talented Youths.

  4. We did not play a good game although we won next time try to improve in the midfield and ball control and that young boy f . sakala should stop being selfish should be releasing the ball to his team mates not dribbling all the times I wish you a very good game against soube

    • Fashion Sakala must stop the childishness of putting personal glory first. Yesterday i saw him waste 4 chances were he decided to shoot instead of passing the ball to a teammate in a clear position to score. in yesterdays game there was no coordination, it was just running. Wada should not have substituted Mulenga Augustine whose work rate is very high. The players who were supposed to be substituted are Mwepu who was visibly very tired in the second half and wasteful Sakala. Shamujompa that defender is good but he is slow and soft on the ball. Wada please can you improve the balance in the team in the next game (proper coordinated passing game).

  5. Somebody needs to talk to Fashion Sakala, he does not want to pass the ball to his mates and he ends up loosing the ball all the time

  6. Fashion Sakala is good and can influence the tide of the game as he is forceful but he has to know when to release the ball. Most of the moves in attack yesterday failed at Fashion Sakalas feet

  7. Fashion is a typical Easterner just like his Father ECL who passes the ball only to Dora Siliya a typical Easterner. Football in Zambia has finished at the helm of those two black coaches. Why should e be struggling to beat Zimbabwe? Those two cockroaches or coaches have been given enough time to prove themselves and it time for them to go.

    • when did you last have a comfortable win over Zimbabwe? These sides met last year in COSAFA final and you still remember the result? Zim and Zedi not much of a difference. The better and lucky team of the day will grab the bragging rights.

  8. Coach talk to that boy fashion sakala to not stop loosing possessions by his wasteful dribbling.That kind of football is long gone.

  9. Coach talk to that boy fashion sakala to stop loosing possessions by his wasteful dribbling.That kind of football is long gone.

  10. Sakala fasion is a good player..with time, he will improve and adapt to playing in the senior team..Lets not continue passing negative comments on the young talented player..Yes he was delaying to release the ball, but lets advise him nicely to help build his talent..

  11. Sakala is a good player,but as long as he keeps holding on to the ball unnecessarily too long, the chances of him loosing the ball are very high as he looses steam in the long run thereby frustrating his team mates as well as the coach and the nation at large.

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