Zambia and Zimbabwe will this Saturday clash at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane in their second successive COSAFA Cup final.

The defending champions were pushed to the wire by Lesotho but Zimbabwe overcame their opponents 3-1 post-match penalties following a scoreless draw at Peter Mokaba on Wednesday night .

Their hero was Zimbabwe goalkeeper George Chigova who made two saves to hand the champions their place in the final.

Zimbabwe beat Zambia 3-1 in the 2017 final in Rustenburg.

Meanwhile, Zambia redeemed themselves in some style in the early kickoff to reach the COSAFA Cup final following a 1-0 semifinal win over 10-man Madagascar at the same venue.

Chipolopolo flowed but failed to kill off Madagascar in the match after overcoming the latter’s surge in the opening 20 minutes of the first half.

Lazarus Kambole scored the all-important goal in the 39th minute with a fine close-range effort after a flowing move involving him, Cletus Chama and John Chingandu.

Sadly Chipolopolo failed to punish Madagascar in the second half in which Chama misfire three, Ronald Kampamba twice ,all from point-blank range.

Then two minutes before time, Madagascar striker Andriamanjato Tokifandresena was sent-off with two quick yellow cards for a foul on Benson Sakala by referee Jackson Pavaza of Namibia.

However, the best drama was saved for last when Chinagndu decided to go for glory when it was easier to give Kambole or Chama who were in the clear and his decision to go for glory was punished by goalkeeper Jean Randrianasolo who kept out his effort.

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  1. Comment: I doubt if we will beat Zimbabwe with the poor performance I watched yesterday

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  2. This is poor reporting. When you say 10-man Madagascar, it appears as if they were ten men throughout or most part of the game and yet it was at the point when there were two minutes remaining before the end of the game. That failure by Chingangu to score in the last minute was painful, but it also showed that the strike force is not sharp enough. The entire team should be wary of fast-paced Zimbabweans.

    Meanwhile, congratulations to the boys.

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  3. During the match with Zimbabwe please please players dont be selfish to pass the ball to one who is clear to deliver. If you are going to be selfish ask Chingandu what happens……

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  4. This final depends on the bench. They saw the mistakes made in the Madagascar game. We are too blunt and selfish. I think Zim isn’t that sharp either but the final will be a different game. We can beat the Warriors but need to sharpen and not lose possession any how.

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    • Wow ! Dzulu how did you know Zimbabwe means big stone house ? Anyway I admit my warriors are not sharp this year but i don’t see Chipolopolo surviving the onslaught

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  5. i don’t see Zambia winning this one. if what i saw in the game against Madagascar is what’s on the plate for Chambeshi ,then we’re DOOOOOMED!!!

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  6. Bolla na lesa guys let’s give full support to our team ,I see we will win zim

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  7. Let’s United and come up with goes, Zambia we are winning this game guys, supporting with confidence without doubting

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  8. Congrats boys for making it to the Cup Tournament Finals again this year….
    My support for you all will never go in Vain….
    GO ZAMBIA GO…????????????????

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