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Sundowns Star Shines To Lead Zimbabwe To COSAFA Cup Title

COSAFA Cup Final Report: Zimbabwe v Zambia 09 June 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 09, 2018 05:30 PM

COSAFA Cup Final 

Result: Zimbabwe 4-2 Zambia

Date: 09 June 2018

Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium

Mamelodi Sundowns forward Khama Billiat played a starring role as Zimbabwe defeated Zambia 4-2 in extra-time to secure the COSAFA Cup title on Saturday afternoon.

Read: Impressive Bafana Crush Botswana In Plate Final

There were a number of Premier Soccer League representatives on show for the Warriors, including Billiat, George Chigova and Talent Chawapiwa.

The Zimbabweans took the lead after just five minutes courtesy of a strike from Philanthropy Kadewere.

Zimbabwe's joy was short-lived, though, as Chipolopolo leveled matters three minutes later, with Lazarous Kambole rounding George Chigova before tapping home.

After a lively opening, neither side could add to their tally for the rest of first half and the sides went into the break level at 1-1.

Four minutes into the second half, the defending champions took the lead as Kambole bagged his second goal of the game after finishing off a swift counter-attack.

Zimbabwe responded by introducing SuperSport United striker Evans Rusike for Terrence Dzvukamanja after 63 minutes.

The Warriors threw numbers forward in search of an equaliser in the final 15 minutes of the half, although Zambia remained resolute.

Zimbabwe eventually managed to level matters in the second minute of time added on as Billiat's knockdown found Kadwere, who calmly slotted into the bottom corner, forcing the clash into extra time.

Five minutes into the first-half of extra time, Zimbabwe were awarded a penalty after Billiat was brought down in the box. The Mamelodi Sundowns star stepped up and converted the penalty to hand his side the lead.

Billiat then sealed the win in 116th minute as the Sundowns forward slotted into the bottom corner after an impressive counter attack.


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THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Jun 11, 2018 09:58 AM
Well done Zimbabwe for a great win.
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Mfanakamdala Jun 10, 2018 06:44 PM
But what profanity when i just said the name of the player who scored the first goal????
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X-man23 Jun 10, 2018 11:49 AM
It was not Bafana first team
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X-man23 Jun 10, 2018 11:49 AM
Zim
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dehlengza Jun 10, 2018 09:11 AM
mara biliant what a player
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Jun 10, 2018 08:42 AM
I'm proudly Zim Zim !!!
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PHEMBESHIYA Jun 10, 2018 06:12 AM
Bafana Bafana
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soccer Yemi Jun 09, 2018 09:59 PM
it is a pity for bafana becos most of Zim players ar here nd bafana, bafana failed to reach final, let alone to win the trophy.
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Fifi.Siwelele plus Anfield Jun 09, 2018 09:35 PM
Well done Zim,As for Bafana Bafana well it never rains but it pours
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Shosholoza ka Cadolo Jun 09, 2018 08:41 PM
Gud, Kadwere is a gr8 player
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Da buzz Jun 09, 2018 07:47 PM
It's unbelievable billiat has just won the absa premiership gold medal now the cosafa gold , thanx to Sir Pitso Mosimane for turning this boy to a serial winner
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marcus_rambuda@yahoo.co.za Jun 09, 2018 07:45 PM
As for Bafanabafana eish,tshashu ndi u hudza mulomo
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marcus_rambuda@yahoo.co.za Jun 09, 2018 07:43 PM
Mugabe was a curse for Zim
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Da buzz Jun 09, 2018 07:32 PM
Another Sundowns ambassador shines as always
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Lifalabobaba Jun 09, 2018 07:26 PM
@Or bucs Zimbabwe as an economy will surely rise again. No doubt about it. I wish the people of Zim, well. Congratulations Zimbabwe.
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FIFA behind chiefs Jun 09, 2018 07:17 PM
zim is better than bachana bachana
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clemz7 Jun 09, 2018 06:43 PM
Cobgrats
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Bambambigelow Jun 09, 2018 06:38 PM
Profanity mxm
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Sucker Punch The Legend Jun 09, 2018 06:35 PM
Congrats to Zim
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Or bucs Jun 09, 2018 06:15 PM
Grt players but doomed country. What a waste

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