Beston Chambeshi has admitted that his side needs to be more clinical and ruthless in front of goal after failing to demolish Madagascar in Wednesday’s 2018 COSAFA Cup semifinal victory at Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Chipolopolo were guilty of spectacular misses on June 6 in their 1-0 win over Madagascar in an improved display after earlier beating Namibia 4-3 on post -match-penalties following a dull 0-0 quarterfinal draw on June 2 at the same venue.
“It was tough game, Madagascar gave us a good run but we planned for this game and I am happy with the way the boys played especially in the second half,” Chambeshi said.
“We came in strong; we created a lot of chances. We were supposed to kill off this game by five or six goals unfortunately the boys were not accurate with their finish but I am happy with this victory at least we are in the finals.”
Cletus Chama alone was guilty of three misses while Ronald Kampamba squandered two close-range attempts that all came after 60 minutes of action.
But the most dramatic miss came in stoppage time when John Chinangadu’s decision to go for glory, despite Lazarus Kambole and Chama free on both his flanks, was quelled by Madagascar goalkeeper Jean Randrianasolo who intercept his attempt to chip the ball over him.
Meanwhile, Zambia now face defending champions Zimbabwe on June 9 at Peter Mokaba in the repeat of last year’s final that Chipolopolo lost 3-1 in Rustenburg