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Warriors Dump Lesotho Set to Clash With Zambia in COSAFA Final

The Zimbabwe Warriors are through to the finals of the COSAFA Castle Cup. (Photo: CAF)
The Zimbabwe Warriors are through to the finals of the COSAFA Castle Cup. (Photo: CAF)

Zimbabwe Warriors beat Lesotho 4-3 in an exciting COSAFA Castle Cup match on Wedensday to book a place in the finals against the Zambian national side, affectionately known as Chipolopolo.

On the other hand, Chipolopolo defeated Tanzania 4-2 in the semi-finals to reach the finals.

The match between Zimbabwe and Lesotho was so tight that the latter almost equalized in the last minutes of the game as they pushed for extra time.

COSAFA reported that Zambia and Zimbabwe will decide the COSAFA Castle Cup on Sunday with one of them to set a new record for the most number of wins in the annual southern African championship after they both won Wednesday’s semifinal assignments at the Moruleng Stadium.

Justin Shonga scored twice as Zambia came from behind to beat Tanzania 4-2 while Knox Mutizwa got a hattrick for Zimbabwe, playing their fifth match in nine days, as they defeated Lesotho 4-3.

According to COSAFA, “Both finalists have won the Cosafa Castle Cup four times before and will play in the deciding match against each other for the fourth time. But while Zambia only entered at the quarter-final stage at the weekend, Zimbabwe have been at the 14-team tournament from the start and the final at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Sunday will be their sixth match inside a fortnight.”

Lesotho and Tanzania will play off for the third and fourth place.