MTN Play by Play live commentary
– Good afternoon and welcome to Levy Mwanawasa Stadium where Zambia face Zimbabwe in a 2014 CHAN final leg qualifier.
– The two sides head into the final leg decider scoreless from the first leg on Aug 18.
1’ – Start of First Half.
2’ – Both teams still sizing each other up and the action is restricted to midfield.
4’ – Alex Ngonga fouled by Nelson Mazivisa, free kick quickly taken by Zambia but Zimbabwe clear the danger.
6’ – Ngonga takes a long free kick from the halfway line hoping to catch out George Chigoya but the Zimbabwe goalkeeper reads the situation and picks the ball from the air.
8’ – Mazivisa finds space in the box with the ball but Bronson Chama reacts quick to clear the danger.
10’ – Ngonga pumps speculative cross into the box but it goes out for goalkick.
12’ – Festus Mbewe miscues shot infront of goal after connecting with a cross from Jimmy Chisenga.
15’ – Bornwell Mwape fires shot onto the upright after a flowing move involving Bruce Musakanya and Fackson Kampumbu.
17’ – Play brief stopped while medics attend to Zimbabwe midfielder Donald Ngoma.
18’ – Play resumes and Ngoma is fine and back on the pitch as Zambia push forward.
20’ – Ngoma races down on the right flank, crosses the ball but no one there in a Zimbabwe shirt to meet it.
21’ – Danny Phiri (Zimbabwe) is cautioned.
24’ – Ali Sadiki takes a free kick for Zimbabwe but effort sailsa meter wide of upright.
27’ – Nelson Mazivisa is having a hard time trying to escape markers with at least three Zambian defenders tailing him.
31’ – Zambia goalkeeper Danny Munyau has had little to do so far with Donald Ngoma’s strike in the 20th minute the only tangiable shot on target from the visitors so far from Zimbabwe.
35’ – Mazivisa races down on the left wing but Jimmy Chisenga easily reads the danger and steals the ball from the Zimbabwe danger man and hoofs it forward.
37’ – Devon Chafa takes a casual shot from an acute angle but ball goes out for touch.
41’ – Games has lost some life and both teams have produced little in terms of goal mouth action with four minutes left before the break.
42’ – Roderick Kabwe shoots from edge of the box but Chigoya saves ball.
43’ – Chigoya and Ngonga collide in the box. Ngonga is up but Chigoya is still down as play is halted for the Zimbabwe goalkeeper to get treatment.
44’ – Chigoya is back up and play resumes.
45’ – Ali Sadiki skips passed Fackson Kapumba but his cross is headed away by Chama.
45 + 3’ – The referee brings the first half to an end.
46’ – Zambia Substitution: Moses Phiri replaces Festus Mbewe
46’ – Start of Second Half
47’ – Mazivisa’s overhead kick is met by the head of Bronson Chama back into play.
51’ – Patson Jaure intercepts a poor pass by Mwape intended for Muskanya on the far left wing.
52’ – Musakanya surrounded by four Zimbabwe defenders inside the box is darting run comes to nothing.
56’ – Devon Chafa long range effort comes off the upright! the player and the Zimbabwe bench cannot believe it!
57’ – Zimbabwe Substitution: Masimba Mambare replaces A Sadiki
62’ – Charles Sibanda (Zimbabwe) scores!
63’ – Zambia are stunned! Mazivisa fine pass for Sibanda who was lurking in open space to blast in the ball! Zambia must score twice now to win and qualify!
66’ – Zambia Substitution: Kabaso Chongo replaces Jimmy Chisenga
68’ – Moses Phiri tries to pick out Mwape in the box but Hardlife Zvirekwi clears shot.
71’ – Zimbabwe are not giving a now desperate Zambia any breathing space!
72’ – Zambia Substitution: Evans Kangwa replaces Bornwell Mwape
74’ – Zambia survive! Masimba Mambare shoots wide from close range!
76’ – Alex Ngonga takes a free kick five outside the box but skies effort.
78’ – Zimbabwe Substitution: Tawanda Muparati replaces Charles Sibanda
80’ – Nelson Mazivisa races down on the left wing and with just goalkeeper Daniel Munyau to beat shoots his effort wide! Zambia are on the ropes at home.
82’ – Zimbabwe have nine men behind the ball and hitting Zambia on the counter. Time is running out for Zambia.
83’ – Nelson Maziwisa (Zimbabwe) is cautioned.
85’ – Roderick Kabwe takes free kick and Chigoya parries it for corner!
87’ – Chigoya makes stunning one-hand save keeping out a Moses Phiri shot.
88’ – Zimbabwe Substitution: Felix Chindungwe replaces Eric Chipeta
89’ – Evans Kangwa goes down in the box but referee Raphael Anthony is having none of it.
90’ – Roderick kabwe takes a free kick but again it is poor. ..again summerizing what has been a poor day for Zambia.
90’ – Referee Anthony adds five more minutes but Zimbabwe are holding on for a famous victory in Zambia.
90 + 4’ – The referee blows the whistle for Full Time.
– Zimbabwe stun Zambia to qualify for the 2014 CHAN finals! The warriors players are in jubilation and the Zambian players and stadium is stunned.