It was all to play for as Zambia’s compartment comprised of Joshua Mutale, Kelvin Kampamba and Ricky Banda in particular, whilst Namibia went with Betheul Muzeu and Wendell Rudath in the attack.
Zambia looked to hit the ground running from the onset this as Kampamba worked space around the area before he fired inches wide of the actual target.
The Brave Warriors were unfazed by the threats thrown at them by the more fancied Chipolopolo and remained tight and compact in both defence and attack.
As the half fizzled away, Chipolopolo launched an alteration in the way of Albert Kangwanda for the services of Spencer Sautu.
Not a lot separated the two nations as the second half period commenced whilst it continued being an evenly balanced type of contest in the KwaZulu-Natal province.
That was until Chipolopolo came closest to the deadlock when a free-kick just over five minutes from the break by Kampamba, but it didn’t reach the supposed destination.
Namibia aimed for a grip on proceedings in the middle of the second half and towards the closing exchanges, with Marcel Papama recalled and Prins Tjiueza restored in his position.
Chipolopolo looked for the winner in the final minute of regulation time through a move down the byline from Kampamba, but it was thwarted thus extra-time followed.
Following a rather quiet spell, Chipolopolo took the lead in the last minute of regular play courtesy of a finish from Kangwanda which left the Brave Warriors heart broken and defeated.