Malawi Cosafa Cup 2015 plate winners

Written by  COSAFA

Catch our live coverage of the COSAFA Cup 2015 Plate Final between Zambia and Malawi at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Friday.

MATCH UPDATES

Zambia XI: Kennedy Mweene, Davies Nkausu, Christopher Munthali, Emmanuel Mbola, Donashano Malama, Allan Mukuka, Kondwani Mtonga,

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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.

Referee: Norman Matemera (Zimbabwe); 1st Asst: Akhtar Rossaye (Mauritius); 2nd Asst: Arsenio Marengula (Mozambique); 4th Official: Hamada Nampiandraza (Madagascar).

– A late replacement for Malawi as goalkeeper McDonard Harawa is out with illness and is replaced by Charles Swini!

– Upfront, Tizgobele Kumwenda has received the nod ahead of Muhammad Sulumba to partner Zicco Mkanda. Zambia coach Honour Janza has maintained most players from the line up that saw off Ghana 3-0 in Wednesday’s semifinal at the same venue.

– Malawi coach Young Chimodzi is also back after missing the win over South Africa in the semifinal on Wednesday through an illness.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – We are under way in the Plate Final!

ShotWide_LiveScore 2′ – Free kick for Malawi as Allan Mukuka fouls Chimang Kayira.

ShotWide_LiveScore 2′ – Donashano Malama fails to take a throw in from the right as ball slips from his palms.

ShotWide_LiveScore 4′ – Tizgobele Kumwenda fouls Christopher Munthali to earn Zambia a free-kick in their own half. Malawi get the ball back after Munthali’s long free kick.

ShotWide_LiveScore 6′ – Emmanuel Mbola’s attempted cross from the left goes wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 10′ – Christopher Munthali miscalculated his long pass which goes straight to ‘keeper Swini of Malawi.

YC_LiveScore 12′ – Yellow card to Lucky Malata as he fouls Jackson Mwanza.

ShotWide_LiveScore 16′ – Free-kick for Zambia as Zicco Mkanda fouls Mulenga MukukaPaul Katema takes it to the right wing and ball goes out for Zambia throw in.

ShotWide_LiveScore 18′ – Kondwani Mtonga misplaces pass while trying to pick out a team mate near Malawi corner flag.

corner 20′ – Corner for Zambia as Jimmy Ndhlovu deflects his goal-bound shot on MalataMalama takes it from right, but Gerald Phiri clears it forward.

corner 23′ – Zambia corner as John Lanjesi blocks the ball out from Allan Mukuka’s shot. Mzava clears it.

ShotWide_LiveScore 28′ – Malawi’s Micium Mhone fires stinging shot which Kennedy Mweene punches out for a corner kick. Gerald Phiri takes it from the left, but Malawi players fail to head on target.

ShotWide_LiveScore 30′ – Mukuka Mulenga glances header marginally wide as Malawi survive scare.

Sub_LiveScore 32′ – Zambia Sub: Kennedy Mudenda replaces Mukuka Mulenga.

ShotWide_LiveScore 33′ – Corner for Zambia after Malawi players fail to defend a throw in. Allan Mukuka takes it from the right but Swini makes a save and whistle blown.

Injury_LiveScore 34′ – Zicco Mkanda goes to his knees with an injury on his own. He is taken off pitch for treatment.

ShotWide_LiveScore 36′ – Free kick for Malawi. Malama fouls Mhone to earn a yellow card. Phiri takes free kick, but Zambia clear ball out for corner kick. Phiri takes corner from the left but Lanjesi’s shot blocked.

corner 38′ – Zambia corner. Allan Mukuka’s shot blocked by KayiraMwanza takes it, but Gerald Phiri heads it away.

ShotWide_LiveScore 42′ – Malama fails to clear high ball from Phiri as Malawi get a throw in. Malawi have dominated but no goal yet.

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: No goals yet in our Plate Final but Malawi have had the better of the chances.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – Second half is under way, let’s hope for goals!

ShotWide_LiveScore 47′ – Tizgobele Kumwenda fails to head into the net a cross from John Banda on the right. Wasteful.

ShotWide_LiveScore 49′ – Allan Mukuka attacks on the right but drags his shot into the side-netting.

ShotWide_LiveScore 50′ – Jackson Mwanza whips a ball wide of Charles Swini goal. Zambia attack blunt.

ShotWide_LiveScore 52′ – Phiri sends a long free-kick, but Lucky Malata cannot connect his header and the ball goes out.

ShotWide_LiveScore 53′ – Yamikani Fodya clears dangerous ball from the wing on the right but Paul Katema’s shot is blocked.

ShotWide_LiveScore 54′ – Malama overlaps on the right, crosses the ball and Fodya produces diving header to clear the ball for throw in of Zambia.

ShotWide_LiveScore 55′ – Malawi free-kick as Allan Mukuka fouls Chimang0 Kayira. Zambia deal with long ball.

ShotWide_LiveScore 56. – Zambia corner as John Lanjesi kicks ball out for Zambia corner. Mwanza takes it but Mkanda heads ball to safety.

Goal_LiveScore 59′ – GOAL! Zicco Mkanda scores after Kennedy Mweene miss-kicks ball!

Sub_LiveScore 60′ – Malawi sub: Micium Mhone comes out for Frank Banda.

Sub_LiveScore 62′ – Malawi sub: Tizgobele Kumwenda out for Robin Ngalande.

ShotWide_LiveScore 63′ – Jackson Mwanza heads wide a cross from Malama on the right.

2xY_RC_LiveScore 65′ – Red card for Malawi’s captain Lucky Malata after picking second yellow for fouling Jackson Mwanza.

Sub_LiveScore 69′ – Malawi Sub: Bashir Maunde comes on for Robin Ngalande, who had come on for Kumwenda.

corner 73′ – Corner for Zambia taken by Mwanza after Mzava clearance. Kondwani Mtonga cannot get his header right.

2xY_RC_LiveScore 74′ – RED CARD! Zambia’s Donashano Malama picked a second yellow for bringing down Frank Banda wide on the left wing. Malama is still receiving treatment though!

ShotWide_LiveScore 79′ - Jackson Mwanda jumps but his header is poor and cannot trouble Swini. Frank Banda still clutching his nose and goes out for treatment after he was earlier fouled by Malama.

ShotWide_LiveScore 83′ – Zambia win corner on the left after Fodya had blocked ball. Zambia fail to use ball wisely. Malawi hold on to slender lead.

ShotWide_LiveScore 85′ – Five to go now and Malawi hold form. Zambia are pushing for an equaliser, but have not found the right touch yet.

corner 88′ – Zambia corner by MwanzaMunthali heads wide as Malawi hold on.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore FULLTIME: Malawi have done it, they claim the Plate title and can look back on a fabulous tournament!

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