Winless Chipolopolo booted out of 2015 AFCON
Zambia has been booted out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after a lacklustre performance which saw them fail to beat Cape Verde who held the to a 0 – 0 draw.
Zambia needed to win their game and hoped for Tunisia to get a result against Congo DR.
While the result in the other game went their way as the two teams drew 1 – 1, the Zambians struggled to create chances against the Islanders.
With Emmanuel Mayuka missing the game due to injury, the Honour Janza coached side looked poor on the day and their cause on the day wasn’t helped by the poor weather as they had to play on a soggy pitch with the rain pouring for the better part of the game.
Cape Verde created the best chance of the first half when the Zambian defense, which looked leaky on the right back, was caught napping but the Cape Verde striker Carlitos headed off target with only Mweene to beat after he had beaten the Zambian defensive line.
Zambia had the best chances of the second half Evans Kangwa failing to finish off from close range after a good ball from Chisamba Lungu on the right found him unmarked near the 6 yard box.
There were still chances for Zambia as substitute Mukuka Mulenga who replaced given Singuluma put his effort just off the mark after some great work from captain Rainford Kalaba on the left with a couple of minutes to play.
There were also appearances for U20 international Patrick Ngoma who looked lively when he came on for Lubambo Musonda.
There was also a tactical switch which saw Donashamo Malama replace Chris Munthali who was booked earlier in the game.
Zambia finish in an embarrassing last position with 2 points from 3 games a -1 goal difference.
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