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FT – Lesotho 2 Zambia 3

Check out our live coverage of the first 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup Plate Semifinal between Lesotho and Zambia at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Tuesday.

 

Starting line-ups:

Lesotho XI: Liteboho Mokhehle, Sepiriti Malefane, Basia Makepe, Kopano Tseka, Hlompho Kalake, Phafa Tšosane, Kefuoe Mahula, Jane Thaba-Ntšo, Tšepo Seturumane, Montoeli Sonopo, Jeremea Kamela.

Subs: Mafa Moremoholo, Sera Motebang, Mabuti Potloane, Motlomelo Mkwanazi, Daniel Jousse, Thabo Seakhoa.

Zambia XI: Racha Kola, Adrian Chama, Buchizya Mfune, Donashano Malama, Paul Katema, Festus Mbewe, Charles Zulu, Patson Daka, Spencer Sautu, Emmanuel Museka, Jacob Ngulube.

Subs: Danny Munyao, Benedict Chepeshi, Boyd Mkandawire, Salulani Phiri, Conlyde Luchanga, Webster Mulenga, Steward Chikandiwa, Tresford Mulenga.

 

MATCH UPDATES

Halftime_LiveScore FULLTIME: Zambia are into the COSAFA Castle Cup Plate final after a thrilling 3-2 win over Lesotho. Great game!

Sub_LiveScore 90+2′ – Zambia sub: Conlyde Luchanga comes on for Mbewe.

ShotWide_LiveScore 89′ – Free-kick taken by Museka goes wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 87′ – Phiri tries a long-range shot in a bid to catch the goalkeeper out.

Sub_LiveScore 82′ – Lesotho sub: Mabuti Potloane comes on for Thaba-Ntso.

ShotWide_LiveScore 80′ – Zambia have become livilier on the right channel where Museka and Sautu are launching most of their raids from.

ShotWide_LiveScore 79′ – Ngulube’s angled shot hits the side-netting.

ShotWide_LiveScore 78′ – Tsosane’s specluative shot goes over.

ShotWide_LiveScore 76′ – Sautu goes on a mazy run into the Lesotho box but runs out of steam with his final ball.

Sub_LiveScore 74′ – Lesotho sub: Sera Motebang comes on for Seturumane.

Injury_LiveScore 72′ – Kola rushes off his line to make a diving save from Seakhoa but both men are also injured in the process.

ShotWide_LiveScore 71′ – Chama makes an attempt off a rebound from a corner, but it misses.

Sub_LiveScore 68′ – Zambia sub: Salulani Phiri comes on for Daka.

ShotWide_LiveScore 66′ – Ngulube tries a snap shot from the edge of the bix and it goes over

Goal_LiveScore 63′ – GOAL! A great goal as Zambia’s Charles Zulu collects a long ball and beats the Lesotho goalkeeper to make it 3-2 to Zambia.

ShotWide_LiveScore 60′ – Lesotho breathe a huge sigh of relief as Sautu beats a drawn out Mokhehle but sees his shot sail wide

ShotWide_LiveScore 59′ – Zulu makes a left-footed attempt that goes wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 58′ – Mokhehle has to rush off his line to thwart a Zambia attack.

Goal_LiveScore 56′ – GOAL! Another stunner! Spencer Sautu lashes the ball home from 35-yards and we are locked again at 2-2!

Goal_LiveScore 54′ – GOAL! Lesotho are ahead! Basia Makepe heads home from Kamela’s corner to make it 2-1!

ShotWide_LiveScore 48′ – Zambia come charging with Zulu but he is thwarted by Tseka.

Sub_LiveScore 47′ – Lesotho sub: Thabo Seakhoa comes on for Sonopo.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – We are back under way in the second half as Lesotho and Zambia are locked at 1-1.

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: Lesotho have a stunning equaliser seconds before halftime as the teams go into the break level.

Goal_LiveScore 45+3′ – GOAL! Phafa Tsosane with a stunning free kick from 35-yards as Lesotho equalise!

ShotWide_LiveScore 44′ – Kalake bundles his attempt way off target.

YC_LiveScore 41′ – Yellow card for Makepe for a professional foul on Daka.

ShotWide_LiveScore 33′ – Sautu does well to beat two markers but drags his left-footed shot wide off the upright.

ShotWide_LiveScore 31′ – Zulu sends a looping cross which is just headed wide by Sautu

ShotWide_LiveScore 28′ – Zulu teases Mokhehle with his curling shot as Zambia seek a second goal. Dana heads wide but he was offside in any event.

ShotWide_LiveScore 26′ – Lesotho try to build from the back but are finding little space in the Zambian defence.

ShotWide_LiveScore 24′ – Kalake slips as he executes his shot which goes high and wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 21′ – Malama takes a long throw into the Lesotho box but Mbewe and Zulu get into each other’s way.

ShotWide_LiveScore 19′ – Tsosane tries his luck from 25 metres out but balloons his effort over the top.

Goal_LiveScore 14′ – GOAL! Zambia lead with a headed goal from Paul Katema from a corner! 1-0!

ShotWide_LiveScore 12′ – Malephane sends a searching cross from deep inside his half

ShotWide_LiveScore 9′ – Mfune sends a long ball forward but Lesotho clear their lines with Tseka.

ShotWide_LiveScore 6′ – Mbewe is brought down on the edge of the box in a promising position for Zambia. Sautu’s free-kick is touted over the crossbar.

ShotWide_LiveScore 2′ – Thaba-Ntso just fails to connect with a fine low cross from Seturumane with the Zambia defence all at sea.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – We are under way in the first Plate semifinal between Lesotho and Zambia!

– Lesotho coach Moses Maliehe has made four changes to the side that has been regularly starting in this tournament since the group stages and handed 27-year-old goalkeeper Liteboho Mokhehle his first start.

– Match officials – Referee: Norman Matemera (Zimbabwe); Asst 1: Zakhele Siwela (South Africa); Asst 2: Sifiso Nxumalo (Swaziland).