Saturday, February 24, 2024

WEEKEND SCORECARD: Bafana Bafana Catch Chipolopolo on COSAFA Wins


Bafana Bafana South Africa has caught up with Zambia on the number of COSAFA Cup title victories.

Hosts South Africa lifted the 2021 COSAFA Cup trophy on July 18 when they beat guest side Senegal 5-4 on post-match penalties following a 0-0 draw played at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

South Africa hosted this year’s tournament in Nelson Mandela Bay from July 6-18.

Bafana join Zambia on five COSAFA Cup wins and are now both one title less than record winners Zimbabwe.

Sundays win is South Africa’s first COSAFA Cup victory since taking home the trophy in Windhoek when Namibia hosted the 2016 COSAFA Cup.

Zimbabwe and 2019 champions Zambia both made a poor showing at the 2021 COSAFA Cup where they were both eliminated at the group stage.


Group A
Zambia 1 (Justin Shonga 29’) Lesotho 2 (Motebang Sera Sera 70’ 88’)

Eswatini 1 (Sandile Gamedze 53′) Zambia 0

Zambia 2 (Justin Shonga 21 ‘ 83’) Botswana 1 ( Thatayaone Kgamanyane 62”)


South Africa 0- Zambia 0


Collins Sikombe(Napsa Stars):8
Patson Daka (RB Salzburg,Austria):4
Justin Shonga (Cape Town City FC):3
Emmanuel Chabula(Nkwazi):4
Moses Phiri (Zanaco):3
Brian Mwila (Buildcon):2
Tandi Mwape(TP Mazembe DRC):2*
Albert Kangwanda(Zanaco):2
Kelvin Mubanga (Zesco United):2
Amity Shamende(Green Eagles):1
Dominic Chanda(Kabwe Warriors):1
Salulani Phiri (Polokwane City,South Africa):1
Cletus Chama(Simba SC,Tanzania):1
Spencer Sautu(Power Dynamos):1
Paul Katema (Red Arrows):1
Zacharia Chilongoshi(Power Dynamos):1
Clement Mwape (Zesco United):1
Enock Mwepu (RB Salzburg, Austria):1
Chaniza Zulu (Lumwana Radiants):1

*Denotes one own-goal


  1. Bafana Bafana featured a side B Unfortunately Faz were desperate for some silverware, they to force coach to feature Zambia A which lamentably failed

  2. I do not support Bafana Bafana but they showed commitment and patriotism. Our boys do not take wearing the national jersey seriously. They are too casual and uncommitted. Herve Renard won us the 2012 afcon cup because he brought commitment, self belief and pride in the team. By the way Lusaka Times update us on progress about replacement of the coach.

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