South Africa vs Zambia LIVE Football Match Score July 14/7/2021
Zambia won their last match to get back on track while South Africa have won their last three matches. With a 24 hour turnaround for both sides, rotation will be the order of the day with this one to end in a draw. Bafana Bafana have won all three COSAFA Cup matches having failed to qualify for the 2021 AFCON. They have already qualified for the COSAFA semi-finals. South Africa needed a draw in Sudan to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations but lost 2-0. A 3-2 friendly win followed against Uganda.
In the COSAFA Cup, South Africa beat Botswana and Zambia 1-0 in their first two matches. Their last match saw a 4-0 win against Lesotho with Victor Letsoalo scoring a hat-trick and Sphelele Mhkulise netting once. South Africa called up Victor Letsoalo for the last match and he scored three goals on debut. He will lead the attack with Orlando Pirates’ Monnapule Saleng in support. Caretaker coach Morena Ramoreboli is expected to rotate his side with two games in two days. Lebohang Maboe and Ayabulela Konqobe joined the squad and could start in midfield.
Morena Ramoreboli’s side won both of those games by the scoreline of 1-0, goals coming from Kagiso Malinga and Thabang Sibanyoni, and Veli Mothwa is the only keeper to not concede a goal yet in this year’s tournament.
South Africa are hosting this competition for the fourth time in the last five years, and they are looking to better their fifth-placed finish from the last three COSAFA Cup tournaments.
The nation last won this trophy in 2016 after beating Botswana 3-2 in the final, and they have set themselves up well to progress from the group stages again this time around, something they have achieved at every COSAFA Cup since 2006.
Whether South Africa go into this fixture with Zambia top of Group A remains to be seen, considering they must face Lesotho just 24 hours prior to kickoff on wednesday.
Zambia’s hopes of progressing into the semi-finals are extremely slim given that they have lost their opening two fixtures against Lesotho and Eswatini.
Last time out at the Isaac Wolfson Stadium, Zambia fell to a 53rd-minute strike from Sandile Gamedze to all but end their hopes of progressing through the group.
For Milutin Sredojevic’s side to qualify for the semi-final they would have to win their remaining two games against Botswana and South Africa, also hoping that Wednesday’s opponents lose to Lesotho on Tuesday.