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Zambia 0 (4) Namibia 0 (5) – As it happened

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Welcome to our live coverage of the COSAFA Cup 2015 quarterfinal between defending champions Zambia and Namibia at the Moruleng Stadium.

Namibia topped their first round pool with seven points and come into this fixture off the back of a 4-1 thrashing of Zimbabwe. For Zambia this is their first match in their defence of the title.

The loser in this game will head into the Plate competition.


Zambia XI:
 Kennedy Mweene, Donashano Malama, Christopher Munthali, Emmanuel Mbola, Aaron Katebe, Justine Zulu,


Kondwani Mtonga, Jimmy Ndhlovu, Jackson Mwanza, Mulenga Mukuka, Bornwell Mwape.

Namibia XI: Virgil Vries, Denzil Haoseb, Willem Mwedihanga, Chris Katjiukua, Ananias Gebhardt, Peter Shalulile, Ronald Ketjijere, Petrus Shitembi, Deon Hotto, Benson Shilongo, Wangu Gome.

Referee: Hamada Nampiandraza (Madagascar); 1st Asst: Gilbert Lista (Seychelles); 2nd Asst: Akhtar Rossaye (Mauritius); 4th Official: Pritchard Nhleko (Swaziland).

– Time for national anthems. Zambia in traditional green and Namibia in red.

– It’s a bright Sunday afternoon in Moruleng and both teams seem ready for battle with the winner waiting in semifinal for either Madagascar or Ghana who tangle in another quarter final on Monday at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace. In the event of a draw today, match step straight into post-match penalties.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – we are under way in the first half!

ShotWide_LiveScore 2′ – Namibia have ball in attack and Mweene has to clear it and start play from back.

YC_LiveScore 4′ – Zambia’s Katebe is lucky to only receive a yellow card as he brings down Shilongo with a professional foul and looked to be the last man. The free-kick comes to nothing.

ShotWide_LiveScore 5′ – Zambia’s Mwanza turns and shoot after a cross in the penalty area, but Namibia goalkeeper Vries produces a fine stop at near post.

ShotWide_LiveScore 6′ – Zambia’s Mwanza caught offside after dispossessing Vries’ poor pass aimed at his defence. Tide of game swinging in Zambia favour!

ShotWide_LiveScore 8′ – Throw-in for Zambia on the right wing after Namibia block the ball. Mwanza cannot get his range right. Shoots wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 10′ – Namibia win free-kick from own half after Mwape’s studs-up challenge. Namibia play it safe from back.

corner 12′ – Zambia win free kick after Mulenga fouled on edge of 18 yard.  Zulu’s effort is deflected out for Zambia first corner which comes to nothing.

ShotWide_LiveScore 14′ – Hotto misses sitter after ball is crossed across the goalmouth from the right in a Namibia counter attack.

Offside_LiveScore 16′ – Zambia caught off side again. Referee rushes to warn Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti for stepping out of his technical area.

ShotWide_LiveScore 18′ – Namibia clear dangerous Mulenga cross from left.

corner 20′ – First Namibia corner after Shilongo’s shot is blocked. Hotto plays it short and it comes to nothing.

Offside_LiveScore 22′ – Zambia counter-attack ends in offside but Mwape still attempts a shot on target.

ShotWide_LiveScore 23′ – Namibia catches Zambia on counter-attack. Shilongo passes wide to Hotto who drags his effort wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 24′ – Zambia earn free kick after a foul. They opt to pass and Namibia retrieve ball. Zambia must be careful with the Brave Warriors’ counter-attacks.

ShotWide_LiveScore 26′ – Hotto turns 90 degrees outside the 18 yard box, but the spaces have been closed and is forced wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 27′ – Second Zambia corner from left after Namibia defenders heads out ball. Mwape attempted shot blocked by keeper.

ShotWide_LiveScore 30′ – Katjiukua shields ball from onrushing Mwape as ball rolls out on the right.

Offside_LiveScore 31′ – Shitembi fouled to earn Namibia free kick. Zambia pour forward, but whistle goes off for off side.

ShotWide_LiveScore 33′ – Zambia free kick as Mbola is fouled. Zambia counter-attack but Ndhlovu fires into sky from right angle.

Offside_LiveScore 34′ – Hotto caught off side on the right as he was about to run.

ShotWide_LiveScore 35′ – Hotto gets ball while in full flight, but volleys over the bar!

ShotWide_LiveScore 40′ – Mulenga tries a long shot after cutting in from the left, but Vries gathers it.

Sub_LiveScore 43′ – Zambia sub: Jackson Mwanza comes out for Allan Mukuka.

ShotWide_LiveScore 44′ – Shitembi fouled for a Namibia free-kick which does not lead to a meaning full attack.

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME – All square at the break between Zambia and Namibia at 0-0. Both teams have had chances, but Zambia have just edged it.

ShotWide_LiveScore 46′ – We are back under way in the second half!

Sub_LiveScore 47′ – Zambia sub: Patson Daka comes on for Mwape.

ShotWide_LiveScore 48′ – Namibia throw in from right. Zambia’s attempted counter-attack is thwarted.

ShotWide_LiveScore 51′ – Ndhlovu turns and shoots, but Vries throws himself wide to catch the ball.

Offside_LiveScore 54′ – Mbola crosses the ball, but Daka is caught offside while trying to pull trigger!

ShotWide_LiveScore 56′ – Gome sneaks past three Zambia players and brings other Namibia players into play. But Namibia lack the killer pass!

ShotWide_LiveScore 59′ – Daka is fouled to earn Zambia a free-kick taken by Mulenga but Haoseb rises to head ball away. In the process, Zambia defender Munthali gets injured. Now back on his feet!

ShotWide_LiveScore 62′ – Daka is fouled by Namibia captain Ketjijere. From the free-kick, Munthali glances his header over the bar!

Sub_LiveScore 64′ – Namibia sub: Shilongo comes out for Sadney Urikhob.

Injury_LiveScore 67′ – Zulu gets injured. He is treated off pitch on the right side.

Sub_LiveScore 69′ – Zambia sub: Zulu is out for Paul Katema.

ShotWide_LiveScore 71′ – Haoseb picks out Hotto with a diagonal ball wide, but his first touch heavy ball rolls out.

corner 72′ – Urikhob wins corner after his shot is blocked by Munthali, who goes on to clear the corner with a header.

ShotWide_LiveScore 74′ – Mukuka’s pass in a counter-attack is stopped by retreating Namibia defence.

ShotWide_LiveScore 75′ – Urikhob wastes an opportunity of shooting. He turns but fails to control ball.

ShotWide_LiveScore 76′ – Referee ignores penalty appeals by Zambia after Mulenga goes to ground in box.

ShotWide_LiveScore 77′ – Shitembi shoots over the bar.

YC_LiveScore 79′ – Yellow card for Mwedihanga of Namibia.

Sub_LiveScore 79′ – Namibia sub: Shalulile comes out for Willy Stephanus.

ShotWide_LiveScore 80′ – Zambia counter attack through the right channel, but Daka’s effort is weak and the keeper of Namibia makes a save.

ShotWide_LiveScore 84′ – Ndhlovu takes weak shot. In goal-mouth scramble, Namibia clear ball to safety. The Zambia striker should have done better.

Sub_LiveScore 88′ – Namibia sub: Shitembi comes out for Heinrich Isaacks.

ShotWide_LiveScore 90′ – Urikhob is fouled for a Namibia free kick. Hotto attacks on right, but Zambia equal to challenge.

ShotWide_LiveScore 90+1′ - Vries makes two excellent saves in just a few seconds to deny Zambia the winner!

FinalWhistle_LiveScore FULLTIME: We go to penalties! Zambia and Namibia can’t be separated at 0-0 and we go straight to spot-kick.

Goal_LiveScore PENALTY SCORED! Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene scores the first penalty! 1-0.

Goal_LiveScore PENALTY SCORED! Isaacks levels it up for Namibia! 1-1!

Goal_LiveScore PENALTY SCORED! Mtonga puts Zambia back in front! 2-1!

Goal_LiveScore PENALTY SCORED! Stephanus converts and it is 2-2!

Goal_LiveScore PENALTY MISSED! MBOLA fires over the crossbar and it is still 2-2!

Goal_LiveScore PENALTY SCORED! Mwedihanga of Namibia scores to right of diving Mweene. Advantage Namibia at 3-2!

Goal_LiveScore PENALTY SCORED! Ndhlovu nets for Zambia, 3-3 but Namibia have the advantage!

Goal_LiveScore PENALTY SCORED! Ketjijere converts for 4-3 for Namibia and now Zambia must score!

Goal_LiveScore PENALTY SCORED! Katebe scores for Zambia 4-4. Namibia can win it next up though …

 PENALTY SCORED! Hotto scores and Namibia are through after a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win! The defending champions are heading for the Plate competition, Namibia into the semifinals! 

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