Mozambique stun Zebras

Mozambique's player, Salomao Nhantumbo tries to beat Zebras' midfielder, Segolame Boy during the two sides' encounter yesterday
Mozambique's player, Salomao Nhantumbo tries to beat Zebras' midfielder, Segolame Boy during the two sides' encounter yesterday

Mozambique’s national soccer team’s prolific goal scorer, Elias Pelembe yesterday stunned the Zebras with a late winner as the visiting team stole thunder from the hosts.

The Os Mambas went all the way to beat Zebras 2-1 in an exciting friendly match played at Lobatse Sports Complex. The Zebras dominated the first half of the match as they created numerous scoring chances.

Zebras’ attractive passing game saw them get the lead in the 10th minute through midfilder, Ofentse Nato. However, Luis Miquissone equalised for Mozambique and the visitors immediately gained confidence. Mozambique had an upper hand in the second half, with Zebras’ goalkeeper, Goitseone Phoko tested on several occasions. However, he made several crucial saves to deny the visitors--who were now in control of the proceedings. The Zebras were awarded a corner kick in the 62nd minute, which was well delivered into the box by Katlego Koobake but Mozambique goal keeper, Cesar Machava managed to deal with the threat.

Mozambique wing attackers were constantly becoming a menace to the Zebras’ defence, but defender, Oscar Ncenga managed to intercept the dangerous attacks.


Zebras’ coach, Peter Butler then brought in Onkabetse Makgantai for Seakanyeng who brought some life to the Zebras side, as on several occasions he managed to penetrate the Mozambique backline.

Substitute, Joel Mogorosi troubled Mozambique defence after his introduction in the second half, but Zebras could not get a goal. Richard Legwaila received a yellow card after a nasty tackle that ended up giving the opponents free kick that went high above the post. Then came Pelembe’s   stunner in the 90th minute to win the game for the vistors.

The line-ups:

Zebras: Goitseone Phoko, Tapiwa Gadibolae, Katlego Keobake, Mosha Gaolaolwe, Obuile Ncenga, Ofentse Nato, Kabelo Seakanyeng (Makgantai), Letlhogonolo Senwelo, Omaatla Kebatho, Segolame Boy, Lemponye Tshireletso

Mozambique: Machava, Allan Namaito, Mondiane, Benedito Bernado, Momed Hagi, Saddan Guambe, Pelembe, Gildo Vilanculos, Clesio Bauque, Luis Miquissone

Zebras 1 (Nato)

Mozambique 2 (Miquissone, Pelembe)

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