Namibia and Mozambique are the two teams that managed to book the places for the long awaited final match of the COSAFA Cup 2015 after a few dramatic days packed with action at the Moruleng Stadium.
Both teams found their ways to the net, scoring late winners in two tense semifinal matches, and they both featured eight goals that were scored in those two games.
Namibia defeated Madagascar 3-2, and it wouldn’t be possible without the winning goal, scored just six minutes before the end of the match by Paul Shalulile, who had missed an open goal several minutes before.
That match was 2-2 at the break as four goals were scored within the first 14 minutes of the match , and they were mostly scored due to some rather poor defending.
Benson Shilongo was the man who netted a brace for Namibia, first putting them ahead after just 18 minutes, and after seeing his team receive two goals, he quickly stepped up his game and equalized on the 32nd minute.
He got himself to the top of the scorers charts in this competition with four goals in the same number of matches.
In between, Sarivahy Vombola took his tally for the competition to three with a brace, getting Madagascar to the front, but they just could not stay there.
The second semifinal on Thursday was an equally exciting match, which featured a 2-1 triumph by Mozambique over Botswana.
After the teams went to the dressing rooms with the score 0-0, the seemingly motivated Isac Decarvalho gave Mozambique the lead at the 65th minute mark.
Botswana hit back and equalized through Omaatla Kebatho, as he scored a pretty decent goal, but when it seemed as if extra-time was inevitable, The Mambas struck again.
Substitute Luis Parkim headed home with just two minutes before the match ended to give his team the win and a first COSAFA Cup final for them since 2008.
Zambia are heavy favourites, mostly because of their great performance in their 3-0 demolition over Ghana in the semifinals of the Plate competition, but Malawi have also shown plenty of power to get this far, and they will definitely not be an easy team to break down.
The Cup final will be played on Saturday, the 30th May, between Namibia and Mozambique at the Moruleng Stadium at 17:30 local time, while the battle for the third place between Botswana and Madagascar will be played on the same venue at 15h00.