Cosafa: Zim, Lesotho through to semis


Zimbabwe secured their spot in the COSAFA Cup semi-finals following a comfortable victory over Comoros, while Lesotho also made it to the last four after seeing off Uganda on penalties in Saturday’s quarter-final action.

Zimbabwe 2-0 Comoros

Holders Zimbabwe cruised to the semi-finals after brushing aside Comoros 2-0 in the quarter-final clash on Saturday evening at Princess Magogo Stadium.

SuperSport United striker Evans Rusike and Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat both scored in the first stanza to guide the Warriors to a comfortable victory.

Comoros will have another chance to showcase their abilities in the plate semi-finals.

Lesotho 0 (3) - 0 (2) Uganda

Lesotho are through to the semi-finals for a third year in a row after edging Uganda 3-2 on penalties following a goalless draw in the quarter-final clash at Princess Magogo Stadium.

The Cranes entered the tournament at the quarter-final stage as a guest country from East Africa and Likuena held the flag of the Southern region high after booking a semi-final spot at their expense.

Lesotho could have won the match on regulation time but they had two goals disallowed for offside in the second stanza and had to settle victory in the penalty shoot-outs.

Likuena goalkeeper Samuel Khetsekile was the hero for the mountainous nation as he saved two spot-kicks to claim a 3-2 victory on penalties.

The Cranes will have a chance to redeem themselves in the plate section of the tournament.