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Chipolopolo impress in Guinea Bissau win

The Zambia national team has claimed an important victory in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers when they beat visiting Guinea Bissau 2 – 1.

Stopilla Sunzu and Justin Shonga scored on either side of the half while skipper Kennedy Mweene made a howler when gifted the visitors a goal.

Zambia started well and were on the front foot in the opening exchanges with Augustine Mulenga and Clatous Chama pulling the strings on the left of attack while left full back Lawrence Chungu was also having a torrid time against a fast paced Toni Silva.

After the first 10 minutes, Guinea Bissau were looking the better team and attacking more.

But Zambia made the break through in the 17th minute when they played a short corner which towering Sunzu headed home with the Guinea Bissau defender desperately trying to clear off the line.

The Chipolopolo did not look back after that and dominated the game from then on with some beautiful display of football varying their attack with pace and some neat passing which the visitors were failing to contend with.

Enock Mwepu was unlucky to see his shot blocked by the keeper after Sven Vandebroeck’s side passed their way into the box for the Red Bull Salzburg midfielder to find himself one on one with the goalkeeper who was in the right position in the 30th minute.

The fans who had filled the giant Heroes Stadium to capacity had to wait until the 52nd minute for the second goal and this time it was the pace of Shonga that saw him pounce on a Chama through ball to go round the keeper and score from a tight angle.

The Chipolopolo could have gone on to score more goals but misses from, Mwepu, Lubambo Musonda and substitute Patson Daka who both hit the wodwork in the dying minutes saw the score remain the same going into the final 10 minutes.

As if trying to show that he was bored with inaction, goalkeeper Mweene made a horrendous error when the ball was pinched from him by Frederic Mendy when he tried to beat the striker for Guine Bissau to pull one back to set up a nerve wrecking final minutes.

Zambia held on to the lead to pick their first win in the qualifiers and move to four points joining Guinea Bissau and Mozambique who have similar points with Mozambique leading on goal difference. Mozambique however have a game in hand against Namibia.

ZAMBIA XI

16) Kennedy Mweene, (2) Solomon Sakala, (13) Stoppilla Sunzu, (14) Kabaso Chongo, (3) Lawrence Chungu, (19) Nathan Sinkala, (11) Enock Mwepu (Salulani Phiri), (7) Clatous Chota, (8) Lubambo Musonda, (22) Augustine Mulenga (Patson Daka), (12) Justin Shonga (Isaac Shamujopa)

GUINEA BISSAU STARTNG XI
(1) Jonas Asvedo Memdes, (2) Eliseu Soares, (3) Edigerson Gomes, (14) Juary Marinho Soares, (6) Bocak Balde, (20) Manconi Soriano Mane, (7) Jose Luiz Lopes, (8) Francesco Santos, (15) Tony Silva, (9) Carlos Apna Eubalo, (13) Frederic Mendy,

 

 

 

 






17 Comments to Chipolopolo impress in Guinea Bissau win

  1. Anita says:

    we saw the difference between this coach and Zambian coaches. This guy is picking the team on merit and it shows on pitch. The turf at heroes is hard, it is difficult to slide the ball quickly.

  2. Don says:

    Well done Zambia but that goal you conceded was needless to say, how do you make a back-pass to your keeper sure. Anyways ta wina.Goal differences in the qualifying matches is a big factor, let’s hope that one goal they (GB )scored won’t come to haunt us as teams are bound to go all the way to the wire in this group

  3. 90 minutes says:

    Away from football, I don’t know if I am the only one who has observed that this new or old way of singing the national anthem isn’t lifting the spirit, which the national anthem should lift. Many players can’t even manage to sing not even the band can manage. to make matters wase, they play a recorded one were an old man sang with no passion. I miss the way we used to sing the national anthem were every one could sing. I hope the new government will bring back our spirit lifting national anthem not the one for the current government

  4. Emmanuel says:

    Good game, lubambo a bit too slow.mweene shit happens moreover we don’t have a lot of options s in that position ba toster ni worse . chungu was court out of position too many time.if I was coach I can start looking at Frankie chisenga musonda from Luton Town in England,nambishi a left full back playing in Denmark just to consolidate the defence.in goal probably look at Allan Chibwe from nkana and maybe that jomo cosmos goal keeper.

    • Nostra says:

      Here we go again, you all wanted as if you where watching alone.
      Where was Lubambo slow?? Lubambo was great, best player was left back Lawrence Chungu. How do you watch?
      The only thing you said coach can think of is Jomos Cosmos keeper, but it is known that he was born in South Africa, like the Charles Musonda boys in Belgium.

    • slim says:

      @emmanuel.. Its great that we have players plying their trade in Europe. As you point out such as Frankie Musonda of Luton in UK! Why cant we start a forum on this blog; to keep Zamfoot up-to-date on eligible players out there. Am sure Zamfoot will feel obliged to pass on to FAZ. What do u think?

      • Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

        Good point. I live in Denmark. Which club is nambishi a left full back playing in Denmark???? I live in Odense where Miti and Tembo played. What are the clubs, anyway I will browse the internet

      • Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

        He is playing for Silkeborg FC, lived in the town

    • Lukanga Kafusha Justice says:

      nambishi is Danish. Just like the Musonda brothers he cant play for Zambia
      http://www.silkeborgif.com/spiller/valance-nambishi/

  5. JUSTIN CHANDA says:

    Coach please you make ama sub fast,Cletus and Chibwe should have not played 90min. We need sensible on Technical bench.

    • Anita says:

      I agree with you. Cletus was visibly tired. normally he doesn’t play for 90 minutes. these some the things the new coach should know.A

  6. kumbilai says:

    Thank ba Zambia big up

  7. Tony mash says:

    Am sure the coach is very aware of that. More talent is needed in this team. Another option is prosper chiluya. Zamfot its now rensibility to expose more talent to the coach. Brian mwila and g.j lungu of supersport should recalled to bring more competion up front. zambia has potential to lift afcon again if adequate resources are channelled towards preparations and talent scouting.

  8. Anonymous says:

    KEEP EXPERIMENTING WITH MWEENE. THAT GUY CAN SWITCH OFF INGA YAKAKANA. I MEAN WHEN A PLAYER LIKE LWOBI IS INTRODUCED. THE GUY WILL APPEAR TO BE SERVING YOU BUT A MOMENT OF TRUTH COMES AND THEN HE PANICS ALL OVER THE PLACE LOOKING TO BLAME EVERYONE INSTEAD OF STOPPING ANYTHING THAT IS THROWN AT HIM, UNTIL THE 5TH MINUTE OF EXTRA TIME. THAT’S THE ONLY REASON WE HAVE NOT PLAYED AT THE WORLD CUP. ITS THAT KA THING…CHISAMBA LUNGU KNOWS IT ALSO…

  9. Hunter the man says:

    i dont understand why mweupu has to be removed when he is still energetic and injury free. the whole system of play collapses whenever he is taken out. cant museven see that?

  10. Pungwa says:

    Truth be told, Cletus Chama is the most creative player upfront. Mwepu is good in a deeper role but Cletus has that killer pass that we have been lacking in the team. A good a fair coach will want these attributes and start the guy. I am not surprised that he started and lasted the full 90 minutes. You always hope for that final killer pass at any stage of the game hence the 90 minutes. As for free kicks, we now have shonga. When he takes one, either the keeper has to save or he scores. He is quite accurate in that area. Forget the Kalabas. the last time he was accurate with free kicks was at AFCON ANGOLA.

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