Zambia Winning COSAFA Cup 2023 after Beat Lesotho in Final – Zambia clinched their seventh Cosafa Cup title in a historic victory over Lesotho in the tournament final held at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday night.
With the victory, they surpassed arch-rivals Zimbabwe, who have won the tournament six times, to confirm themselves as the most successful team in Cosafa Cup history.
Zambia successfully defended their title from last year, showing their dominance in the region. The solution came in the second half when striker Moyela Libamba scored with a header, guaranteeing Chipolopolo’s 1-0 win.
The team’s exceptional performance throughout the tournament and their ability to maintain their winning streak in the final match highlights their skill and determination. This victory marks a great achievement for Zambian football and adds to its rich history in the Cosafa Cup.
Zambia Winning COSAFA Cup 2023 after Beat Lesotho in Final
Chipolopolo had a hard time involving his attackers in the game, although he was close to breaking the tie towards the end of the first half. Moyela Libamba, in particular, created the chance to score with a powerful header from a long ball, but unfortunately his attempt was blocked by a defender.
Lesotho’s goal was disallowed in the second half after Sera had scored, but was mistakenly declared offside by the assistant referee. Despite creating many promising chances, Lesotho was unable to challenge the strength of the Zambian defence.
As the second half wore on, Zambia built momentum and finally took the lead on 78 minutes. Moyela Libamba proved crucial once again, this time landing a corner kick from substitute Joshua Mutale and unleashing a powerful header into the net.
This goal demonstrated the power of Libamba and concluded the victory of Chipolopolo. Their increased patience and better second-half performance eventually rewarded them with another Cosafa Cup win.
Lesotho: Moerane, Malane, Tseka, Makepe, Rasethuntsa (Makha 90’), Lesaoana, Lebokollane, Thaba Ntso, Bereng (Fothoane 79’), Mokhachane (Sefali 79’), Sera
Zambia: Mwansa, Mkandawire, Chabala, Kanguluma, Chishimba, Mulambia, Kapumbu (Mutale 64’), Kampamba, Mashata, Kangwanda (Phiri 64’), Libamba (Chepeshi 90’)
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