The Zambia National Soccer team today (Friday) has a chance to pump hope in their disappointed soccer fans when they clash with the Flames of Malawi in the COSAFA Cup 2015 Plate Final in South Africa.
Zambia breezed past West African guest nation Ghana 3-0 in Wednesday’s plate semi final before Malawi overcame hosts South Africa in a penalty shoot-out after their semi final had finished in a 0-0 draw.
The Malawians came under pressure at times against South Africa, but more than held their own to secure a date with the Chipolopolo.
Zambia lost to Namibia in the quarter finals but proceeded to play the plate semi final for losing quarter finalists.
Zambia’s fortunes have not been good from the time they scooped the 2012 Africa Cup as they performed below par at the 2013 and 2015 AFCON tournaments.
This years’ COSAFA tournament will provide the Chipolopolo good preparations for the upcoming CHAN qualifying games.