Defending champions South Africa will face hosts Zambia in the final of the 2019 Cosafa under-20 Championship in Lusaka, Zambia.

South Africa came from two goals down, to force a draw in regulation time against a stubborn Madagascar at the Nkoloma Stadium on Thursday.

Amajita won the first semi-final five-four on penalties.

Meanwhile, Zambia beat Angola three-nil in the second semi-final at the same venue. Stand-in coach Helman Mkhelele says his players have now gained the much-needed confidence to defend their title.

On the other hand the Zambian coach Osward Mupata who got promoted from the under-17 level has improved on last year’s performance.

Zambia were knocked out in the semi-finals, last year under a different coach. Mutapa says his players have all it takes to lift the trophy after not conceding a goal in four matches.