MATCH CENTRE

FRI 29 MAY 2015, 15:30, ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM

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Malawi too hot for Zambia

by Staff Reporter

Fri May 29, 19:01

The Malawi 'Flames' have beaten Zambia 1-0 to earn the 2015 Cosafa Cup Plate title in what has been a fantastic tournament for them.

Zambia started well and Christopher Munthali tested Malawi goalkeeper Swini early on. And after 20 minutes, Zambia' s Jimmy Ndhlovu saw his goal-bound shot deflected away and into safety.

After half an hour, Mukuka Mulenga glanced his header just wide as Malawi survived a scare.

Inside the final ten minutes of the half, Allan Mukuka’s shot was blocked as Malawi held firm to take the game into the half time break.

A few minutes into the second half, Malawi's Tizgobele Kumwenda missed a header after a cross from John Banda on the right. And moments later Allan Mukuka's shot hit the side netting.

Then on the 59th minute Zicco Mkanda but Malawi ahead after a mistake by Zambia keeper Kennedy Mweene.

But six minutes later, Malawi’s captain Lucky Malata was sent off after getting a second yellow card for a foul on Jackson Mwanza.

Another red card followed when Zambia’s Donashano Malama got a second yellow for fouling Frank Banda wide on the left as the game became an even more fierce contest.

Zambia came close to a leveller in the 88th minute when Munthali headed wide from a corner kick. But Malawi held on during the final minutes to claim a fantastic result.

TEAMS:

Zambia XI: Kennedy Mweene, Davies Nkausu, Christopher Munthali, Emmanuel Mbola, Donashano Malama, Allan Mukuka, Kondwani Mtonga, Paul Katema, Jackson Mwanza, Mulenga Mukuka, Jimmy Ndhlovu.

Malawi XI: Charles Swini, John Lanjesi, Yamikani Fodya, Luckly Malata, Zicco Mkanda, John Banda, Tizgobele Kumwenda, Chimango Kayira, Lambikani Mzava, Miciam Mhone, Gerald Phiri.

 

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
ZAMBIA MALAWI
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
5
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
2
Defender
0
Defender
3
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
14
Defender
0
Midfielder
12
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
19
Defender
0
Midfielder
17
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
0
Forward/Striker
15
Defender
0
Forward/Striker
21
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
8
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
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