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Zimbabwe Warriors Wallop Zambia in COSAFA Cup Final

  • VOA Staff

Zimbabwe Warriors fans celebrate after the final whistle at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Phokeng, Rustenburg, South Africa.

Zimbabwe Warriors beat Zambia's Chipolopolo 3-1 on Sunday in the Confederation of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Castle Cup final at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Phokeng, Rustenburg, South Africa.

The Warriors made history by becoming the first nation to win the title five times.

Warriors marksman Knox Mutizwa found the net in the 22nd minute and Zambia equalized a couple of minutes before the second half through Lupinda Mundia.

Zimbabwe's Talent Chawapiwa scored the second goal for the Warriors in the 57th minute.

Ocean Mashure sealed Chipolopolo's fate in the 66th minute before a cheering crowd, mostly Zimbabweans.

Soon after the game, Zambia acknowledged that the Warriors coached by Sunday Chidzambwa were a well-oiled machine. Zambia have won the COSAFA Castle Cup four times.

TEAMS

Zimbabwe: George Chigova, Ocean Mushure, Eric Chipeta, Jimmy Tigere, Talent Chawapiwa, John Takwara, Ovidy Karuru (captain), Bruce Homora, Knox Mutizwa, Honest Moyo, Liberty Chakoroma. Substitutes: Talbert Shumba, Michelle Katsvairo, Jameson Mukombwe, Leeroy Mavunga, Prince Mpumelelo Dube, Innocent Mucheneka, Blessing Majarira, Raphael Manuvire, Takabva Mawaya. Coach: Sunday Chidzambwa.

Zambia: Allan Chibwe, Lawrence Chungu, Adrian Chama, Mwila Phiri, Justin Shonga, Donashano Malama (captain), Mike Katiba, Jackson Chirwa, Webster Mulenga, Isaac Shamujompa, Brian Mwila. Subs: Moses Nyondo, Solomon Sakala, Bonston Muchindu, Lubinda Mundia, Chitiya Mususu, Diamond Chikwekwe, Godfrey Ngwenya, Collins Sikombe, Kelvin Malunga
Mqondisi: Coach: Wedson Nyirenda

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