Lazarous Kambole of Zambia tackled by Vitapi Ngaruka of Namibia during the 2018 COSAFA match between Zambia and Namibia at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 02 June 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Lazarous Kambole of Zambia tackled by Vitapi Ngaruka of Namibia during the 2018 COSAFA match between Zambia and Namibia at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 02 June 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Zambia on Saturday toiled their way to the 2018 COSAFA Cup semifinals following a post-match penalty victory over Namibia.

The match finished 0-0 at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane with both sides wasting valuable chances.

But Zambia goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata stole the show that saw him make a late save in the 84th minute to deny Itamunua Keimuine from close-range to see Chipolopolo sigh with relief.

Nsabata went on to save one post-match penalty and converted Zambia’s third kick in the shootout.

Collins Sikombe, Jack Chirwa, Nsabata and Cletus Chota all converted for Zambia while Lazarus Kambole failed the third penalty.

For Namibia, Halleluiah Ketjijere saw his kick saved by Nsabata, Welwin Hanamub hit the woodwork but Emilio Martin, Denzel Hoseb and Keimuine converted but it was all in vain after Chama fired in the fifth for Zambia.

Zambia matches on to the June 6 semifinals where they await Madagascar or hosts Bafana Bafana who play their quarterfinals on Sunday.

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  1. I hope this is their best team! We need the chaps abroad to pass through first game in Africa qualifier. I wonder what these guyz do during camping time I hear they have assembled. Poor passes, no holding on to the ball, …..

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  2. Comment: Sate sate assured us that he was going to prove himself, I think all us saw when he was introduced. we don’t have good strikers anymore always waiting for shootouts ,shame.

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  3. Gondwe you are my man. Yes fote fote assured that he would prove himself that the coach did not make a mistake and he did for not doing anything. I said it that the players and coaches are not consistent. Chambeshi picked bena fote fote because he wanted the results we received yesterday. There is too much child’s plays in this country and apparently in all sphere be politics, business, sport. People just do thing like sleeper walkers.

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