Motupa netted a brace whilst Masuku was also on target as the South Africans came from behind to secure their maiden win at the tournament, whilst Zambia’s campaign is effectively over after successive defeats.
The duo missed out on the opener against host Senegal last Saturday due to their involvement with their club, Orlando Pirates in the second leg final of the Orange CAF Confederation Cup last Sunday in Sousse, which Etoile du sahel won 1-0 to claim the title 2-1 on aggregate.
The Chipolopolo led by a lone goal at half time thanks to Conlyde Luchanga’s 34th minute superb half volley. Spencer Sautu delivered a cross into the South Africanss area and Luchanga responded swiftly on the turn with a shot past goalie Jody February.
However it was the South Africans who had the better of possession, and scored three goals within eight minutes after the break.
Masuku leveled matters on 46 minute from a goalmouth action before Motupa headed home from a corner on 51 minutes. Motupa completed his brace with a curling shot from close range and take the game beyond the Zambians.
Defender Billy Mutale reduced the deficit for Zambia by connecting home from a corner on 72 minutes, but South Africa held on to claim the much needed victory.
With no points from two games, Zambia have no chance of qualifying for the next round and will play for pride against host Senegal on Friday in Dakar, whilst South Africa will play Tunisia in M’Bour