Sunday, 11 October 2020

Zambia defeat South Africa


Two goals in three minutes by Zambia’s Kelvin Kapamba and Chaniza Zulu stunned Bafana Bafana in a friendly international match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Sunday.  

Keagan Dolly had opened the scoring for the home side following a delicate pass from industrious Percy Tau in the 78th minute.  

But Zambia responded almost immediately when Kapamba got a pass inside the box before rifling an unstoppable shot past the otherwise steady goalkeeper Dareen Keet in the 83rd minute.


Two minutes later, the comeback was complete as Bafana Bafana were caught napping at the back and Zulu had the simplest of tasks of slotting the ball home.  

It was a bitter pill to swallow for coach Molefi Ntseki’s charges who had dominated the game in the first 45 minutes and early in the second half.  

Tau was always a menace and showed his class with some intelligent moves, but unfortunately most of his moves found no takers.  

While the home team created a lot of chances in the first 45 minutes, it was Zambia who almost snatched the lead when Fashion Sakala’s shot came off the upright towards the end of the first half.  

The second half started the same way as the first half and after missing some gilt-edged chances, South Africa took the lead.  

Tau identified an unmarked Dolly who ran clear before slotting the ball into an empty net.  

Zambia however responded in typical fashion as they hit back with two late sucker punches.  

South Africa drew 1-1 with Namibia on Thursday and these matches were in preparation for back to back Afcon qualifiers against Sao Tome next month.


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