Tapson Kaseba scored the only goal of the game as Zambia narrowly beat Botswana by a lone goal to win their fifth COSAFA Cup title.
Zambia headed into this match on the back on two consecutive losses in the final while Botswana were making only their second appearance in the final.
The Zebras were the first to settle and took the game to Zambia . Mathusi Cooper was the architect in the middle of the park. Zambia's first clear chance fell to Zesco United striker Lazarus Kambole who rushed his shot missing the goal by a whisker.
Chances for Zambia came far and apart with Botswana controlling play and enjoying the majority of the possession. The two sides however failed to find the back of the net in the first 45 minutes as the match went to the break goalless.
In the second stanza Zambia came back a better side with better coordination. Aggrey Chiyangi withdrew Austin Muwowo who did not have the best of games replacing him with Youremember Banda.
Zambia finally got their break in the 78th minute when Tapson Kaseba tapped in from close range after a headed assist from Benson Sakala. Zambia held on to win the match one nil and clinch their fifth COSAFA title.
Botswana 0-1 Zambia