Zambia beat South Africa 5-3 on penalties after a goalless draw in Ndola on Wednesday to progress to the Cosafa Cup final. Zambia converted all five mandatory shoot-out kicks with the decisive penalty netted by captain and centre-back Bronson Chama. It was a gripping end to a match that did not live up to expectations as the Southern Africa national championship reached the penultimate stage. The Bafana will feel hard done by because they rattled the woodwork twice during the second half of regular time and Zambia only once. South Africa and Lesotho play for third place on Saturday in the curtain raiser to the final.