FULLTIME – COSAFA U20: South Africa 1 Zambia 2 – Final

Welcome to our live coverage of the 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships final between hosts South Africa and Zambia at the Moruleng Stadium on Friday!

These have been the two best teams in the competition and so it is fitting that they should contest the deciding match.

Starting line-up: 

South Africa XI: Sanele Tshabalala, Reeve Frosler, Repo Melepe, Kabelo Seriba, Aghmat Ceres, Wiseman Meyiwa, Sibongakonke Mbatha, Luther Singh, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Sipho Mbule, Menzi Ndwandwe.

Zambia XI: Mangani Banda, Moses Nyondo, Prosper Chiluya, Solomon Sakala, Chrispine Sakulanda, Fashion Sakala, Enock Mwepu, Shemmy Mayembe, Edward Chilufya, Body Musonda, Patson Daka.


FULLTIME: It’s all over, Zambia are the 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships winners!

sub_livescore 90+3′ – South Africa sub: Mbule out for Mbulu.

sub_livescore 90+2′ – Zambia sub: Sakala out in Joseph Phiri.

shotwide_livescore 90′ – Zambia goalkeeper Banda keeps out a fierce shot from Seriba. The keeper gets injured.

shotwide_livescore 88′ – Zambia keeper Banda denies Malepe from a point blank header.

sub_livescore 86′ – South Africa sub: Ndwandwe out, Kodisang in

goal_livescore 85′ – GOAL! Boyd Musonda puts Zambia in front, is that the winner?!

sub_livescore 77′ – Zambia sub: Sakulanda out, in Kenneth Kalunga.

yc_livescore 73′ – Yellow card to Mwepu for a crude tackle on Singh.

shotwide_livescore 72′ – Chilufya sneaks from the blind side but South Africa keeper rushes to grab the ball before he shoots.

shotwide_livescore 71′ – Singh and Mbule make long-range shots in succession but Zambia are steady at the back.

shotwide_livescore 68′ – Goalkeeper Tshabalala and Malepe throw themselves down to block a goal-bound grounder from Daka.

shotwide_livescore 67′ – Frosler wins a tackle but Zambia win a corner kick. South Africa have numbers in the box to clear the ball away.

injury_livescore 58′ – South Africa’s captain of the day Malepe puts his body on the line to block Daka’s sweeping shot. Goalkeeper Tshabalala is injured in the process, receives treatment on the pitch.

shotwide_livescore 56′ – Zambian goalkeeper Mangani Banda denies Singh in the goal mouth!

yc_livescore 50′ – Yellow card to Meyiwa for  a foul. Zambia take a short free kick which yields nothing.

shotwide_livescore 48′ – Musonda makes a weak attempt but the ball goes wide.

finalwhistle_livescore 46′ – The second half is under way!

HALFTIME: It’s 1-1 at the break in a half in which Zambia were the better side, but SA are go in level!

shotwide_livescore 44′ – Meyiwa tries his luck from a distance but his effort flies over the bar.

goal_livescore 41′ – GOAL! Kabelo Seriba fires in an equaliser after Singh’s free kick came off the crossbar was punched by Zambia keeper!

shotwide_livescore 36′ – Chiluya makes a long range attempt after overallaping on the right but the shot is way off target.

shotwide_livescore 34′ – Frosler’s cross blocked for a corner kick. Singh takes it but the connection is poor.

sub_livescore 30′ – South Africa sub: Saralina in, Ngcobo out.

yc_livescore 28′ – Yellow card to Malepe for pushing down Kalunga. Meyiwa clears the resultant free-kick for Zambia. South Africa struggling to get out of their blocks.

shotwide_livescore 26′ – Singh dribbles on the edge of Zambia’s 18-yard area but Zambia clear the ball away.

shotwide_livescore 23′ – South Africa earn a free-kick on a promising position but the final ball is poor due to poor communication between Singh and Mbatha.

shotwide_livescore 21′ – Kalunga outpaces Frosler on the right wing but the ball rolls out.

shotwide_livescore 19′ – Daka and Mwepu trade passes in South Africa’s 18-yard box but Kalunga’s shot is blocked for a corner-kick which South Africa goalkeeper stops at the second attempt.

shotwide_livescore 18′ – Mbatha fouls Chiluya as Zambia earn a free-kick from their own half. South Africa send it back.

shotwide_livescore 15′ – Mbatha earns South Africa their first corner kick from the right. South Africa play a short one which Singh sends into the palms of Zambia goalkeeper.

shotwide_livescore 10′ – Free kick to Zambia after Malepe bundles to the floor Kalunga. Chilufya sends a long one but the referee blows for offside. South Africa under pressure. Again Malepe comes to the rescue of South Africa by blocking Kalunga’s shot.

goal_livescore 8′ – GOAL! Kenneth Kalunga arrives late in the South Africa box to fire Zambia ahead!

shotwide_livescore 6′ – Daka steals the ball from Seriba on the right corner and cuts inside but Mwepu’s weak shot is smothered by the South Africa keeper Tshabalala.

shotwide_livescore 3′ – South Africa survive a scare as Zambia’s striker Patson Daka heads against the bar from range after connecting a long ball from the left. South Africa should beware.

shotwide_livescore 2′ – No shot on target from either side yet. It is a balance affair so far.

finalwhistle_livescore 1′ – We are under way in the final!

– The referee for today’s game is Nomore Musundire from Zimbabwe.