Chipolopolo beat Uganda as Wada picks first win
The Zambia national team bounced back from a string of poor results to pick a morale boosting 1 – 0 win over Uganda in Kampala.
Wedson Nyirenda named a changed side from the last two games leaving veteran goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, Skiper Rainford Kalaba and prolific striker Collins Mbesuma on the bench.
Wada Wada played a double pivotal defensive midfield formation which saw Zesco United duo of Misheck Chaila and Kondwani Mtonga start while Russia based midfielder Chisamba Lungu played in central midfield.
Zambia went ahead through Chisamba whose deflected effort off Insinde beat the Ugandan goalie in the 24th minute.
Nyirenda made a few changes to the team later in the second half with Mweene coming in for Jacob Banda, Rodrick Kabwe for Chisamba, Isaac Chansa for Mtonga, Kabaso Chongo for Simon Silwimba, Collins Mbesuma for Roger Kola and Rainford Kalaba for Fwayo Tembo.
Credit to the coach who used all his 6 substitution option in the game to assess as many players as he could in readiness for Limbe.
Zambia will now focus on the game against Cameroon to be played on 12th November.
Zambia Starting XI
1 Jacob Banda (Kennedy Mweene) 6 Simon Silwimba (Kabaso Chongo) 3 Fackson Kapumbu 2 Ziyo Tembo 3 Stopilla Sunzu 21 Misheck Chaila 15 Kondwani Mtonga (Isaac Chansa) 11 Chisamba Lungu (Rodrick Kabwe) 10 Fwayo Tembo (Rainford Kalaba) 14 Evans Kangwa 18 Rodgers Kola (Collins Mbesuma)
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