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Bafana vs Zambia – head to head results!

Posted: 12 November 2012 Time: 21:08

South Africa continue their preparation for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations when they take on reigning Africa champions Zambia in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on Wednesday.

South Africa vs Zambia
Nelson Mandela Challenge
November 14, 2012, 8pm
Soccer City, Soweto

This will be the 18th edition of the Mandela Challenge, and is a repeat of the inaugural edition in 1994 when Bafana Bafana defeated Zambia 2-1 at Ellis Park.

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Overall, the teams have met 14 times since South Africa's readmission into the international fold 20 years ago. Each side has claimed four wins against one another, and there have been six draws. Chipolopolo have outscored Bafana 15 goals to 14.

With the Nations Cup on home soil looming Zambia, the reigning champions after their triumph in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea early in 2012, are the perfect opponents for coach Gordon Igesund to test out his plans.

Chipolopolo, led by charismatic French coach Herve Renard, are a highly talented and well organised team, whose experience of South African conditions (they often train in the country, while several of their national team players are on the books of PSL clubs) puts them among the favourites for the 2013 Afcon title.

As for Bafana, they will be looking to build on the momentum gained with a 2-1 away win over Kenya in Nairobi last month. Igesund has a 100 percent record against African opponents in his short tenure so far, and retaining that statistic will go a long way toward lifting the confidence ahead of the big tournament next year.

Though Zambia have been regular opponents for South Africa down the years, the teams have not met in more than three years. A 1-0 friendly win for Bafana in January 2009 (courtesy of a goal from Teko Modise, who is part of the present squad) was the last meeting of the sides.

Bafana have had to deal with some injury problems in the build-up to the match, as Orlando Pirates duo Siyabonga Sangweni and Oupa Manyisa have both been ruled out. Siboniso Gaxa of Kaizer Chiefs was called up as a replacement for Sangweni.

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SA vs Zambia – previous meetings

P          W        D         L          GF        GA

14       4          6          4          14       15


August 30, 1992

South Africa 0

Zambia 1 (Mwitwa 72)


African Cup of Nations qualifying, Group 5

Soccer City, Johannesburg

Att: 20,000

Ref: P Liphoto (Lesotho)

Cautions: Motaung 50; K Bwalya 55, Changwe 62, Malambo 85

Dismissal: P Masinga 88

South Africa: Mark Anderson, Sizwe Motaung, Sam Kambule, Roger Links, Steve Komphela, David Nyathi, Donald Khuse (Bennett Masinga 71), Neil Tovey (c), Doctor Khumalo (Marks Maponyane 78), August Makalakalane, Phil Masinga. Coach: Stanley Tshabalala


Zambia: Chabala, Mwanza, Malambo, Changwe, Mulenga, Chomba, Mankinka, Jonson  Bwalya, S Nyirenda, Mwitwa, Mbasela

Coach: Simutowe


July 11, 1993

South Africa 0

Zambia 3 (Chiyangi 1, K Bwalya 66 pen, Makwaza 71)


African Cup of Nations qualifying, Group 5

Independence Stadium, Lusaka

Att: 40,000

Ref: Ntambidila wa Ntambidila (Zaire)

Cautions: Madida 2, P Masinga 67; Sakala 80, Mbasela 85

Dismissals: Palacios 35, Seale 61


Zambia: J Phiri, Sakala, Chiyangi, Litana, Chongo, Lungu (Munaile 58), Jonson Bwalya, Makwaza, W Nyirenda (Mbasela 62), Joel Bwalya, K Bwalya

Coach: Mwila


South Africa: Roger de Sa, Sam Kambule, Rudolph Seale, Steve Komphela (c), Joas Magolego, Neil Tovey, Marks Maponyane (Doctor Khumalo 57), Donald Khuse, Fani Madida, John Moshoeu, Phil Masinga

Coach: Augusto Palacios


May 10, 1994

South Africa 2 (Augustine 46, Khumalo 47)

Zambia 1 (Makwaza 67)


Friendly international

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Att: 50,000

Ref: Edwin Senai (Botswana)

Dismissals: Khumalo 77; Litana 89


South Africa: Steve Crowley, Sizwe Motaung, Lucas Radebe, Steve Komphela (c), Rudolph Seale, Neil Tovey, John Moshoeu (Marks Maponyane 70), Doctor Khumalo, Mark Fish, Brendan Augustine (David Nyathi 79), Phil Masinga

Coach: Clive Barker.


Zambia: Mwamba, Litana, Chongo, M Malitoli (Sichikolo 46), Chiyangi, Sakala, Lungu (W Nyirenda 65), H Tembo (Phiri 46), Makwaza, Chilumba, Saileti

Coach: Porterfield.


November 13, 1994

Zambia 1 (K Malitoli 86 pen)

South Africa (Khumalo 68)


African Cup of Nations qualifying, Group 5

Independence Stadium, Lusaka

Att: 40,000

Ref: Alem Assefa (Ethiopia)

Cautions: Moshoeu 17, P Masinga 66


Zambia: J Phiri, Musabula, Kamwanga, Litana, Mulubwa (Makasa 58), Lungu, Makwaza,  Sichikolo, Mwansa, K Malitoli, Saileti (Chilumba 28)

Coach: Poulsen


South Africa: Steve Crowley, Sizwe Motaung, Steve Komphela (c), Lucas Radebe, Andrew Tucker, Neil Tovey, Linda Buthelezi, John Moshoeu, Doctor Khumalo, Mark Williams (Marks Maponyane 81), Phil Masinga

Coach: Clive Barker


November 22, 1995

South Africa 2 (Williams 18, 70)

Zambia 2 (Lota 11, 37)


Four Nations Cup

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Att: 20,000

Ref: Aly Sattar (Egypt)

Cautions: Nkoma 43, Mutale 57, A Tembo 69, Mwewa 87


South Africa: Steve Crowley (Andre Arendse 46), Sizwe Motaung, Mark Fish, Steve  Komphela (c), Neil Tovey, Donald Khuse (Gerald Stober 62), August Makalakalane, Doctor Khumalo, John Moshoeu, Daniel Mudau (Linda Buthelezi 46), Mark Williams

Coach: Clive Barker


Zambia: J Phiri, Makasa, Nkoma (Mabwe 46), Kamwanga, Mwewa, Lungu, Mutale, K  Malitoli, A Tembo, Lota, B Musonda (Makwaza 79)

Coach: Poulsen


January 11, 1997

Zambia 0

South Africa 0


World Cup qualifying, Group 3

Independence Stadium, Lusaka

Att: 27,500

Ref: Al Tajdden Fares (Syria)


Zambia: D Phiri, M Malitoli, Chiyangi, Litana, Chongo, V Mutale, Miti (A Tembo 72), Joel Bwalya (K Malitoli 61), Jonson Bwalya (Kangwa 56), K Bwalya, D Lota

Coach: Mwila


South Africa: Andre Arendse, Sizwe Motaung, Jacob Tshisevhe (Helman Mkhalele 68), Neil Tovey (c), Lucas Radebe, David Nyathi, Linda Buthelezi, Eric Tinkler, John Moshoeu, Phil Masinga (Brendan Augustine 68), Jerry Sikhosana (Pollen Ndlanya 85)

Coach: Clive Barker


June 8, 1997

South Africa 3 (Mkhalele 9, Masinga 16, Williams 74)

Zambia 0


World Cup qualifying, Group 3

Soccer City, Johannesburg

Att: 56,000

Ref: Gamal el Ghandour (Egypt)

Cautions: Masinga 5, Radebe 18, M Malitoli 21, Chongo 63, Lota 88


South Africa: Andre Arendse, Sizwe Motaung, Mark Fish, Neil Tovey, Lucas Radebe (c), Eric Tinkler, John Moshoeu (John Moeti 70), Doctor Khumalo, Helman Mkhalele (Linda Buthelezi 82), Shaun Bartlett (Mark Williams 54), Phil Masinga

Coach: Clive Barker


Zambia: D Phiri, M Malitoli, Litana, Chongo, Chilufya, Makasa, A Tembo, Jonson Bwalya, D Lota, Chella (Kangwa 62), K Bwalya

Coach: Mungwa


May 20, 1998

South Africa 1 (Bartlett 57)

Zambia 1 (Kamwashi 9)


Friendly international

Soccer City, Johannesburg

Att: 30,000

Ref: Peter Lauer (Swaziland)

Caution: Makasa 29, Tana 48, Tembo 72


South Africa: Hans Vonk, David Nyathi (Quinton Fortune 86), Willem Jackson, Mark Fish, Lucas Radebe (c), Alfred Phiri (Delron Buckley 46), John Moshoeu, Helman Mkhalele (Doctor Khumalo 88), Brendan Augustine (Themba Mnguni 68), Shaun Bartlett (Jerry Sikhosana 74), Phil Masinga (Benedict McCarthy 55)

Coach: Philippe Troussier


Zambia: Mbulo, Sichone, Makasa, Tana, Mwewa, Kamwanga, Chisanga (Mutapa 67), Mumumba (Sakulanda 40), Kamwashi (Katala 46), M Tembo, Lota

Coach: Kapita


August 13, 2005

South Africa 2 (Lungisani Ndlela 63, Abram Raselemane 68)

Zambia 2 (Chamanga 18, C Katongo 24)

Zambia won 9-8 on penalties


Cosafa Castle Cup semi-final

Mmabatho Stadium, Mmabatho

Att: 2,000

Ref: Florant Raolimanana (Madagascar)

Cautions: Craig Bianchi 74; Tana 40


Penalty shoot-out sequence (South Africa first): 1-0 Ricardo Katza, 1-1 Tana; 2-1 Abram Raselemane, 2-2 Bakala; 3-2 Benedict Vilakazi, 3-3 Mulenga; 4-3 Rene Richards, 4-3 Kalaba (missed); 4-3 Phil Evans (missed), 4-4 Chilembi; 5-4 Rowen Fernandez, 5-5 Musonda; 6-5 Daine Klate, 6-6 Katongo; 7-6 Bevan Fransman, 7-7 Mwila; 8-7 Lungisani Ndlela, 8-8 Lungu; 8-8 Craig Bianchi (saved); 8-9 Mweene


South Africa: Rowen Fernandez, Bevan Fransman, Ricardo Katza (c), Siboniso Gaxa (Peter Petersen 25), Matthew Booth (Craig Bianchi 46), Phil Evans, Siyabonga Nkosi (Daine Klate 65), Benedict Vilakazi, Rene Richards, Abram Raselemane, Lungisani Ndlela

Coach: Stuart Baxter


Zambia: Mweene, Chilembi, Musonda, Tana, Nketani, Bakala, Lungu, C Katongo, F Katongo (Mulenga 64), Chamanga (Kalaba 89), Chalwe (Mwila 50)

Coach: Bwalya


January 30, 2006

South Africa 0

Zambia 1 (C Katongo 75)


African Cup of Nations, Group C

Al Ittihad stadium, Alexandria

Att: 2,000

Ref: Essam Abdelfattah (Egypt)

Cautions: Daniel Tshabalala 79; Njovu 16, Musonda 43


South Africa: Calvin Marlin, Jimmy Tau, Tsepo Masilela, Mbulelo Mabizela (c), Pierre Issa, Daniel Tshabalala (Elrio van Heerden 63), Mlungisi Gumbi, Simphiwe Tshabalala, Siyabonga Nkosi (Lebogang Mokoena 82), Siyabonga Nomvete (Joseph Makanya 67), Katlego Mphela

Coach: Ted Dumitru


Zambia: Mweene, Nketani, Hachilensa, Musonda, Tana, Sinkala, Njovu (Bakala 69), F Katongo (Phiri 64), C Katongo, Mbesuma (Chalwe 80), Chamanga

Coach: Bwalya


October 8, 2006

Zambia 0

South Africa 1 (Aaron Mokoena 28)


African Cup of Nations qualifier, Group 11

Independence Stadium, Lusaka

Att: 30,000

Ref: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)

Cautions: Maceth Sibaya 64, Bradley Carnell 89


Zambia: Mweene, Musonda, Hachilensa, Sichone (Mwanza 75), Nketani, Sinkala, Bakala,  Kalaba (Phiri 65), C Katongo, Mulenga (Chamanga 32), Mbesuma

Coach: Phiri


South Africa: Rowen Fernandez, Cyril Nzama, Bradley Carnell, Aaron Mokoena (c), Nasief Morris, MacBeth Sibaya, Siyabonga Nkosi, Simphiwe Tshabalala (Ricardo Katza 76), Steven Pienaar, Siyabonga Nomvete (Nathan Paulse 88), Delron Buckley (Benedict Vilakazi 71)

Coach: Pitso Mosimane


September 9, 2007

South Africa 1 (McCarthy 51)

Zambia 3 (C Katongo 9, 20, 21)


Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

Ref: Evehe (Cameroon)

Cautions: A Mokoena, Nzama; Hachilensa, Chansa, Musonda

Dismissal: Chansa 79


South Africa: Fernandez, Nzama, Morris, A Mokoena, Carnell, Pienaar (Nkosi 82), Sibaya, Zothwane (T Modise 30), Buckley (Fanteni 66), Moriri, McCarthy

Coach: Parreira


October 24, 2007

South Africa 0

Zambia 0

(SA won 4-3 on penalties)


Cosafa Castle Cup Final

Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein

Ref: Andriamiharisoa (Mauritius)


South Africa: Josephs, Mere, Mhlongo, Fransman, B Evans, Modise, Sono (Smith 68), Dikgacoi, Tshabalala, Parker (Chenene 68), Fanteni

Coach: Parreira


January 27, 2009

South Africa 1 (Modise 53)

Zambia 0


Friendly international

Super Stadium, Atteridgeville

Ref: Seechurn (Mauritius)


South Africa: Khune, Gaxa, Khumalo, Gould, Twala, Tsutsulupa, Dikgacoi, Modise (Mothibantwa 90), Moriri (Mashego 69), Tshabalala, Khenyeza (Nale 83)

Coach: Santana.


Nelson Mandela Challenge history

1994    South Africa 2-1 Zambia

1995    South Africa 1-1 Argentina

1996    South Africa 2-3 Brazil

1997    South Africa 0-2 Netherlands

1998    South Africa 2-1 Egypt

1999    South Africa 1-0 Sweden

2000    South Africa 0-0 France

2002    South Africa 1-1 Senegal – Senegal won 4-1 on penalties

2003    South Africa 2-1 Costa Rica

2004    South Africa 2-1 Nigeria

2005    South Africa 2-3 Senegal

2006    South Africa 0-1 Egypt

2007    South Africa 0-1 USA

2008    South Africa 3-2 Cameroon

2009    South Africa 2-1 Norway

2010    South Africa 0-1 USA

2011    South Africa 1-1 Cote dIvoire


P          W         D          L          GF        GA

17        7          4          6          21        21


South Africa squad

Goalkeepers: Darren Keet (KV Kortrijk), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs).

Defenders: Bevan Fransman (SuperSport United), Siboniso Gaxa (Kaizer Chiefs), Bongani Khumalo (PAOK, Greece), Punch Masenamela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Anele Ngcongca (Genk, Belgium), Thabo Nthethe (Bloemfontein Celtic), Ricardo Nunes (MSK Zilina, Slovakia).

Midfielders: Delron Buckley (Maritzburg United), Lerato Chabangu (Moroka Swallows), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palance, England), Dean Furman (Oldham Athletic, England), Thanduyise Khuboni (Golden Arrows), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), Teko Modise (Mamelodi Sundowns), Sifiso Myeni (Orlando Pirates), Thuso Phala (Platinum Stars), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs).

Forwards: Kermit Erasmus (SuperSport United), Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows), Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs), Tokelo Rantie (Malmo, Sweden)


Previous comments on this story...

Matt/ Tremble4Da2ndStarChamps
posted: 09:26 pm
Why are you telling us about past games from the 90's and early 2000's when we know damn well that's the last time we could compete with this team. Since then, we've been no match whatsoever!!!!

I only read the article and didn't even bother looking at the stats afterwards coz it was just going to be shamefull! Yini vele with the current players? Too much Corn Flakes and chisa nyama in their dietary and lack of Amasi and amageu? Sies!!!!!!

Up the Bucs...
posted: 09:41 pm
Now I believe every one is a Chiefs supporter.......Chris Katongo showed his true colors today on Soccer Zone...Katongo for Khosi
posted: 10:26 pm
Only Madluphutu will be representing Bafana from the Gorillas. Durring AFCON it will only be him and Sangweni and we all know that they wanted to play for CHIEFS. No true gorilla deserves to play for BAFANA you must somehow be a Khosi inside.
posted: 12:22 am
The last time Bafana beat Zambia, it was thanks to the goal of a then Buccaneer player. Since we all know that the likes of Simphiwe 'Nyawana' Tshabalala are useless cows, the hopes of the whole nation rest on Sifiso Myeni to score that needed goal. That mlungu GI must play him behind Rantie.
posted: 12:29 am
Rantie and Erasmus are the only strikers I see on that squad. There is no defense there. The whole defensive backline(Intsimbi) is injured. Ever since GI too over there has been no midfield. The best midfielder the country possesses in continually overlooked. And that Mlungu decided to call him to the squad when he was injured. Mxm, with no midfield, and not backline, not even Myessi can save Bajaiva Bafunny. I won't give my predictions lest I be accused of betraying the country
posted: 05:59 am
@ Aunt - Zebra

your attitude has already betrayed the country.
posted: 07:06 am
I wonder why most zebra fans over celebrate when more of their players are chosen in comparison to bucs players, well its their overrated players that have contributed massively to our FIFA rankings drop anyway. There's nothing to celebrate here
El Kampion
posted: 07:30 am
"We had little time to prepare for this game, i had all players for a day so it was always going to be difficult to prepare the team.But at least now i have a clear indication of where we are in terms of next year AFCON"-Gordon "Nthle looks quite" Igesund

Easy win for Zambia
gotze p2
posted: 07:48 am
amagundane awanagqondo ngempela........
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 07:50 am
Starting line-up for Bafunny Bacow:
1. Cowne,
2. Cowxa,
3. Cowtchie,
4. Macowho,
5. Mashamarete,
6. Letshwenenyana,
7. Cowbalala,
8. Lebecalf,
9. Parcow,

This team can propel Bafanny Bacow to rank no 113 at the next Fifa ratings. Shapa Chipolopolo Shapaaaaa..!!

Zambia will win..!!!
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 07:54 am
It is very sickening to see negative comments from Gorillas about Bafana. And we all know it's not the hate but the frustration that the domestic league's got a permanent top spot occupier there. We don't expect them to love Chiefs players as they bring pain every time when they see them.

You have your Myessi there and you should cherrish that or GI will leave him on the bench.
De Bruin!!!
posted: 08:03 am
Well I aint ecpecting any miracles..........I'm ashamed to be a proud supporter of Bafana.
posted: 08:07 am

Once Kaizer Cheifs hypocrites make this about their team before the game but after the game when BB would have lost, they will be calling for everyone not to blame their players n will be insulting GI.

Chiefs fans are hypocrites of note. Now its about how many players Chiefs have.
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 08:08 am
Any PSL news please. We really don't care about this All Whites team led by Christopher Colombus.
posted: 08:11 am

we had Yeye,Shabba,Gaxa,Gould,Khune,Masilela,Parker in the Confederations,2010WC,Afcon qualifiers.

what happened people, did n't they fail dismally.

Pitso tried them as well but we once again failed with these Chiefs players, reason being, they are average.

Again GI, has called them to play Brasil n Poland, they did their usual, fail.

Their team has been eliminated in the first round of 2 cups, lost CBL,Macufe and holding on to a umbrella. Only Chiefs win a league after 10 games while loosing sight that the 2nd round is the toughest rounds.

GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 08:22 am
Nxxx!! One Khosi stated that Robert Marawa is anti-Chiefs and I had not pay attention to that up until yesterday on Extra Time...Scr*w this guy he doesnt give credit when its due, he was busy raising questions about Ritchie's foul and the weak defence of SSU....Nxxxx!!! Farouk tried endlessly to highlight the timing of Majoro but No!! this model C idiot kept on ranting bile chronicles abt the defence..Bathong, kanti how do you score kanti? Isn't it thru timing and defensive errors. This Marawa dude p*sses me off now...

Back to the topic: GI you have our support wayawaya.....evn if you can field all Pirates players as long as there is that Protea badge on the jersey...we will rally behind you. We dont hate Pirates players, we hate the brand....

Please play Rantie and Erasmus first then make the necessary changes from there...we need to see differnt combinations
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 08:26 am


posted: 08:11 am | Report

Their team has been eliminated in the first round of 2 cups,

1st Round or 2nd Round it doesnt matter........wena are you still in those cups yini?

I wud rather have umuntu weCeltic stating that
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 08:28 am

Faka i-safety belt ku driver Kaizer Manje

posted: 07:54 am | Report

It is very sickening to see negative comments from Gorillas about Bafana. And we all know it's not the hate but the frustration that the domestic league's got a permanent top spot occupier there. We don't expect them to love Chiefs players as they bring pain every time when they see them.

You have your Myessi there and you should cherrish that or GI will leave him on the bench.
We don't really care dude..!! He may even leave all our players out of the squad,, it doesn't matter..!! We can't kneel to a coach we let cry at the end of last season when we clinched the league..!!
posted: 08:34 am
@ TREBLE CHAMP KING, the only remaining cup u could challenge for is the Nedbank, question is do you have what it takes? Amakhosi ajabulile
posted: 08:37 am
@ Feelosopher (The Balotelli of Kick huzit my khosi? ever since the Bafana was invented they have always ran to Naturena to pick the squad; and rightfully so they are spoilt for choice
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