23 March 2018 – Bafana Bafana are preparing to take on Zambia in the finals of the four nations tournament currently taking place in Ndola, Zambia. South Africa reached the finals after edging Angola 6-5 on penalties following a 1-1 draw while the hosts had to come back twice from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw before winning the match on penalties.

Here are some head to head statistics between the two nations.

SOUTH AFRICA VS ZAMBIA – HEAD-TO-HEAD

P          W        D          L          GF       GA
20        5          8          7          18        22

30 August, 1992

v Zambia 0-1 (Mwitwa 72’)

African Nations Cup qualifying group 5

Soccer City, Johannesburg

Dismissal: P Masinga 88’

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

Ref.: P Liphoto (Lesotho)

Att: 20000

South Africa: Mark Anderson, Sizwe Motaung, Sam Kambule, Roger Links, Steve Komphela, David Nyathi, Donald Khuse (Bennett Masinga 71’), Neil Tovey capt., 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.

 

11 July, 1993

v Zambia 0-3 (Chiyangi 1’, K Bwalya 66’ pen, Makwaza 71’)

African Nations Cup qualifying group 5

Independence stadium, Lusaka

Dismissals: Palacios 35’, Seale 61’

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

Ref.: Ntambidila wa Ntambidila (Zaire)

Att.: 40000

 

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 capt., Joas Magolego, Neil Tovey, Marks Maponyane (Doctor Khumalo 57’), Donald Khuse, Fani Madida, John Moshoeu, Phil Masinga. Coach: Augusto Palacios.

 

 

10 May, 1994

v Zambia 2-1 (Augustine 46’, Khumalo 47’; Makwaza 67’)

Friendly international

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Dismissals: Khumalo 77’; Litana 89’

Ref.: Edwin Senai (Botswana)

Att.: 50000

 

South Africa: Steve Crowley, Sizwe Motaung, Lucas Radebe, Steve Komphela capt., 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.

 

 

13 November 1994

v Zambia 1-1 (Khumalo 68’; K Malitoli 86’ pen)

African Nations Cup qualifying group 5

Independence stadium, Lusaka

Cautions: Moshoeu 17’, P Masinga 66’

Ref.: Alem Assefa (Ethiopia)

Att.: 40000

 

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 capt., Lucas Radebe, Andrew Tucker, Neil Tovey, Linda Buthelezi, John Moshoeu, Doctor Khumalo, Mark Williams (Marks Maponyane 81’), Phil Masinga. Coach: Clive Barker.

 

 

22 November, 1995

v Zambia 2-2 (Williams 18’, 70’; Lota 11’, 37’)

Four Nations Cup

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

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

Ref.: Aly Sattar (Egypt)

Att.: 20000

 

South Africa: Steve Crowley (Andre Arendse 46’), Sizwe Motaung, Mark Fish, Steve Komphela capt., 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.

 

 

11 January, 1997

v Zambia 0-0

World Cup qualifying group 3

Independence stadium, Lusaka

Ref.: Al Tajdden Fares (Syria)

Att.: 27500

 

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 capt., Lucas Radebe, David Nyathi, Linda Buthelezi, Eric Tinkler, John Moshoeu, Phil Masinga (Brendan Augustine 68’), Jerry Sikhosana (Pollen Ndlanya 85’). Coach: Clive Barker.

 

 

8 June, 1997

v Zambia 3-0 (Mkhalele 9′, Masinga 16′, Williams 74′)

World Cup qualifying group 3

Soccer City, Johannesburg

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

Ref.: Gamal el Ghandour (Egypt)

Att.: 56000

 

South Africa: Andre Arendse, Sizwe Motaung, Mark Fish, Neil Tovey, Lucas Radebe capt., 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.

 

 

20 May, 1998

v Zambia 1-1 (Bartlett 57’; Kamwashi 9’)

Friendly international

Soccer City, Johannesburg

Caution: Makasa 29’, Tana 48’, Tembo 72’

Ref.: Peter Lauer (Swaziland)

Att.: 30000

 

South Africa: Hans Vonk, David Nyathi (Quinton Fortune 86’), Willem Jackson, Mark Fish, Lucas Radebe capt., 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.

 

 

13 August, 2005

v Zambia 2-2 (Lungisani Ndlela 63’, Abram Raselemane 68’; Chamanga 18’, C Katongo 24’)

Zambia won 9-8 on penalties

Cosafa Castle Cup semifinal

Mmabatho stadium, Mmabatho

Ref.: Florant Raolimanana (Madagascar)

Cautions: Craig Bianchi 74’; Tana 40’

Penalty shootout 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

Att.: 2,000

 

South Africa: Rowen Fernandez, Bevan Fransman, Ricardo Katza capt., 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.

 

 

30 January, 2006

v Zambia 0-1 (C Katongo 75’)

African Nations Cup finals group C
Al Ittihad stadium, Alexandria

Ref.: Essam Abdelfattah (Egypt)

Cautions: Daniel Tshabalala 79’; Njovu 16’, Musonda 43’

Att.: 2,000

 

South Africa: Calvin Marlin, Jimmy Tau, Tsepo Masilela, Mbulelo Mabizela capt., 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.

 

 

8 October, 2006

v Zambia 1-0 (Aaron Mokoena 28’)

African Nations Cup Group 11 qualifier

Independence stadium, Lusaka

Ref.: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles)

Cautions: MacBeth Sibaya 64’, Bradley Carnell 89’

Att.: 30,000

 

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 capt., 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.

 

 

9 September, 2007

v Zambia 1-3 (Benni McCarthy 50’; C Katongo 9’, 19’, 20’)

African Nations Cup Group 11 qualifier

Newlands. Cape Town

Ref.: Raphael Divine Evehe (Cameroon)

Dismissal: Isaac Chansa 78’

Cautions: Cautions: Aaron Mokoena 17’, Cyril Nzama 85’; Nketani 18’, C Katongo 21’, Sinkala 34’, Musonda 61’

Att.: 25,000

 

South Africa: Rowen Fernandez, Cyril Nzama, Bradley Carnell, Aaron Mokoena capt., Nasief Morris, MacBeth Sibaya, Papi Zothwane (Teko Modise 30’), Steven Pienaar (Siyabonga Nkosi 82’), Delron Buckley (Thembinkosi Fanteni 69’), Surprise Moriri, Benni McCarthy. Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira.

Zambia: Mweene, Nketani, Musonda, Hachilensa, Mwanza, Chansa, Bakala (Kalaba 64’), Sinkala, C Katongo, Mulenga (F Katongo 89’), Mbesuma (Chintu 86’). Coach: Phiri.

 

 

24 October, 2007

v Zambia 0-0

South Africa won 4-3 on penalties

Cosafa Castle Cup final

Free State stadium, Bloemfontein

Ref.: Hubert Andriamiharisoa (Madagascar)

Caution: Kalaba 41’

Penalty shootout sequence (Zambia first): 0-0 Kalaba (saved); 0-0 Brett Evans (saved); 1-0 Bakala; 1-1 Thembinkosi Fanteni; 2-1 Chintu, 2-2 Bevan Fransman; 2-2 Chamanga (missed), 2-3 Siphiwe Tshabalala; 3-3 Mweene, 3-4 Teko Modise

Att.: 5,000

 

South Africa: Moeneeb Josephs capt., Vuyo Mere, Bevan Fransman, Benson Mhlongo, Brett Evans, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bamuza Sono (Norman Smith 70’), Bernard Parker (Bennet Chenene 70’), Teko Modise, Thembinkosi Fanteni. Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira.

Zambia: Mweene, Chinyama, Nketani, Musonda, Billy Mwanza, Bakala, Chivuta (Chintu 69’), F Katongo, Kalaba, Benny Mwanza (Mukuka 53’ [Mudenda 89’]), Chamanga. Coach: Phiri.

 

 

27 January, 2009

v Zambia 1-0 (Teko Modise 54’)

friendly international

Super Stadium, Atteridgveille

Ref.: Rajindraparsad Seechurn (Mauritius)

Caution: Tana 52’

Att.: 20000

 

South Africa: Itumeleng Khune, Siboniso Gaxa, Bongani Khumalo, Morgan Gould, Lucas Thwala, Lefa Tsutsulupa, Kagiso Dikgacoi, Teko Modise capt., Siphiwe Tshabalala (Lebogang Mothibantwa 89’), Surprise Moriri (Katlego Mashego 70’), Mabhuti Khenyeza (Abia Nale 85’). Coach: Joel Santana.

Zambia: Mweene (Kaumbwa 50’), Joseph Musonda (D Banda 89’), Nkausu (Hachilensa 48’), Chintu, Tana, Hachipuka, Mudenda (S Banda 57’), Chivuta (Pondani 71’), H Banda (Bwalya 57’), Sakala (Mbewe 65’), Mbesuma. Coach: Lwandamina.

 

 

14 November, 2012

v Zambia 0-1 (Mbesuma 64’)

Friendly international

Soccer City, Johannesburg

Cautions: Furman 35’, Ngcongca 87’; Mayuka 9’, Sinkala 38’, Mbola 85’

Ref.: Simanga Nhleko (Swaziland)

Att.: 16 956

 

South Africa: Itumeleng Khune, Anele Ngcongca, Ricardo Nunes, Thabo Nthethe, Bongani Khumalo capt., Sifiso Myeni (Thuso Phala 52’), Dean Furman (Delron Buckley 80’), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Reneilwe Letsholonyane 65’), Lerato Chabangu (Teko Modise 73’), Bernard Parker (Kermit Erasmus 46’), Tokelo Rantie (Katlego Mashego 28’). Coach: Gordon Igesund

Zambia: Mweene, Musonda, Nkausu (Mbola 55’), Himoonde, Sunzu, Lungu (Njobvu 77’), Sinkala, I Chansa (M Mulenga 61’), Mayuka (Chamanga 69’), J Mulenga (Mbesuma 46’), C Katongo capt. (Sakuwaha 60’). Coach: Renard

 

 

17 July, 2013

V Zambia 0-0

Zambia Won 5-3 On Penalties

Cosafa Cup Semifinal

Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola

Ref.: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)

Cautions: Mashego 15’, Gumede 54’, Gamildien 71’, Masango 84’; Mwape 38’, Ngonga 69’, Chama 88’, Kalume 94’, Phiri 113’

Att.: 35,000

 

Zambia: Munyau, Kapumbu (Chongo 69’), Chisenga, Chama, Munthali, Mtonga, Kalume, Mulenga, Musakanya (Ngonga 63’), Mwape, Mbewe (Phiri 105’). Coach: Renard

South Africa: Wayne Sandilands Capt., Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Tsepo Gumede, Lehlohonolo Nonyane, Jabulani Shongwe, Hlompho Kekana, Lebo Manyama, Ruzaigh Gamildien (Mzikayise Mashaba 107’), Katlego E. Mashego (Mandla Masango 57’), Thabani Mthembu (Lerato Chabangu 51’). Coach: Gordon Igesund

 

 

4 January, 2015

v Zambia 1-0 (Phala 81’)

Friendly international

Orlando stadium, Johannesburg

Caution: Letsholonyane 54’

Ref.: Mbongiseni Fakude (Swaziland)

Att.: 10000

 

South Africa: Darren Keet (Nhlanhla Khuzwayo 62’), Anele Ngcongca, Erick Mathoho, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thabo Matlaba (Thulani Hlatshwayo 86’), Mandla Masango (Thuso Phala 74’), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Sibusiso Vilakazi 58’), Thami Sangweni (Themba Zwane 53’), Oupa Manyisa, Bongani Ndulula (Bernard Parker 45’), Tokelo Rantie. Coach: Ephraim Mashaba.

Zambia: Mweene (Munyau 45’), Nkausu, Mtonga, Kabwe, S.Sunzu (Munthali 55’), Sinkala (Sautu 88’), Lungu (Chamanga 57’), L.Musonda (N.Mulenga 68’), Kalaba, Singuluma, Mayuka (Mwanza 45’). Coach: Janza.

 

 

13 June, 2017

v Zambia 1-2 (Manyama 23’; Mwila 72’, Mundia 80’)

Friendly international

Moruleng Stadium

Caution: Jali 52’; Malama 28’

Ref.: Nomore Musunaire (Zimbabwe)

Att.: 5000

 

South Africa: Darren Keet (Ronwen Williams 46′), Abbubaker Mobara, Sifiso Hlanti, Lorenzo Gordinho, Rivaldo Coetzee, Andile Jali, Tiyani Mabunda, Percy Tau, Aubrey Ngoma (Lebogang Phiri 59′), Lebogang Manyama, Kermit Erasmus (Thamsanqa Gabuza 79′). Coach: Stuart Baxter.

Zambia: Chibwe, Chungu, Shamujompa, Kampamba (Shonga 39’) [Chomba 89’], Katema, Nsofwa (Mundia 39’), Sikombe (Ngwenya 39’), Malama, Nshimbi (Phiri 61’), Mulenga, Mwila. Coach: Nyirenda.

 

 

12 August, 2017

v Zambia 2-2 (Motupa 32’, M.Booysen 52’; M.Phiri 59’, Shonga 90’)

African Nations Championship qualifier third round, first leg, qualifier

Buffalo City Stadium, East London

Cautions: Malepe 87’; Chama 30’
Ref.: Jackson Pavaza (Namibia)

Att.: 5000

 

South Africa: Bruce Bvuma, Asavela Mbekile, Tercious Malepe, Mario Booysen capt., Sandile Mthethwa, Sibusiso Kumalo (Wiseman Meyiwa 23’), Jabulani Shongwe, Jamie Webber (Menzi Masuku 65’), Ryan Moon, Dumisani Zuma (Thato Lingwati 90’), Gift Motupa. Coach: Stuart Baxter

Zambia: Nsabata, Mbewe (Katiba 55’), Chama, Chin’gandu (M. Phiri 56’), Mulenga, Shonga, Malama, Tembo, Kapumbu, Shamujompa, Chirwa. Coach: Nyirenda

 

 

19 August, 2017

v Zambia 0-2 (Shonga 80’, 83’)

African Nations Championship third round, second leg, qualifier

Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola

Cautions: None

Ref.: Norman Matemera (Zimbabwe)

Att.: 7000

 

Zambia: Nsabata, Chama, Kapumbu, Siamujompa, Tembo, Malama, Mbewe, Katiba (Ngwenya 61’), Ngo’nga, Shonga, Mulenga (Chingandu 44’). Coach: Nyirenda.

South Africa: Bruce Bavuma, Kgotso Moleko, Roscoe Pietersen, Mario Booysen capt., Sibusiso Khumalo, Sibusiso Kumalo, Jabulani Shongwe, Siphelele Ntshangase, Lindokuhle Mntambo, Bonginkosi Ntuli (Tshegofatso Mabasa 85’), Dumisani Zuma (Jamie Webber 73’). Coach: Thabo Senong.

 

 

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