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Cameroon late goal denies Zambia victory

Aftican Champions Cameroon twice came from behind to earn a 2 – 2 draw at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium against Zambia the final qualifying game for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Zambia controlled the game for long portions and will look back at a missed opportunity of beating the Indomitable Lions.

Patson Daka who scored the last time he played for Zambia in the qualifiers against Algeria picked up from where he ended as he put Zambia ahead in the 26th minute.

He benefited from a Fashion Sakala assist after he made a run from deep in midfield to finish with his first touch from inside he box.

Cameroon then had their best spell in the game as they quickly pinned the Chipolopolo in their own half and failure to close down Zambo Anguissa saw him take a shot from the top of the box which left Kennedy Mweene rooted to his spot for the equaliser in the 31st minute.

After the break, Brian Mwila restored Zambia’s lead in the 64th minute.

Enock Mwepu powered his way into a good position to make a double one two on the edge of the box with Daka who showed awareness to give a back heel pass for Mwila to finish.

With only two minutes of the four added on minutes after regulation time, the Zambian defense was caught off guard for Banana Yaya to head home from inside the box.

Zambia finish second on 8 points while Cameroon are third on 7.

Nigeria head to World Cup after collecting 14 points.

Algeria finished rock bottom without a win.

World Cup Qualifiers


Zambia XI

Kennedy Mweene – Adrian Chama, Stoppilla Sunzu, Ziyo Tembo, Fackson Kapumbu, Donashano Malama, Enock Mwepu (Emmanuel Banda), Augustine Mulenga, Fashion Sakala (Enerst Mbewe), Patson Daka, Brian Mwila  (Alex Ng’onga)

11 Comments to Cameroon late goal denies Zambia victory

  1. ZambiaFAN says:

    West Africans and their neighbors are the king of African football.
    Nigeria beat this same cameroon 4-0, yet Zambia could only manage a draw. Nigeria is miles ahead of Zambia.

  2. Leo says:

    I don’t know what the coach sees in alex
    Mwepu this kid is a beauty to watch
    Parson daka is maturing
    Fashion sakala must not put himself under pressure coz of the other u20 boys are scoring
    In all fairness the team is getting better kalaba must come back
    The right and left back leaves much to be desired
    Mwepu must not be used as the defensive midfielder the kid is a player and has alot of football brain’s
    I see a in Him a yaya toure 5.6
    Alex must stay far away from the team
    And so is chisamba Lungu
    We should also not be blind with our goalie mweene has lost that avengers touch
    Since we don’t have money for a quality coach this planger called Wada Wada is ok
    Lastly I saw the Cameroonian coach Hugo broas wishing chipolopolo was his team as the host afcon

  3. Anita says:

    Wada needed chongo or silwimba at the back and in midfield nathan sinkala was supposed to be the right replacement for Kondwani not Donashano Malama. The substitution of Brian Mwila was not correct. The coach was supposed to remove selfish Fashion Sakala. Wada should swallow his pride and recall Nathan, Kalaba and Chongo. Evans Kangwa is another player who is doing very well at his club. We need depth in the team.

  4. discipline says:

    On kangwa no we have enough fire power in front infact very prolific front line, just full backs and l having started to think ba mweene should be given some sort of coaching role and let toaster take Over

  5. Soccerguru says:

    Mweene should be retired. Give Toaster a Chance

  6. LAMECK ELLIAS says:

    Improve left back defensive position and don’t take soccer fans comments light and for granted, we have been observing & complaining about left back almost three matches now! Well try WADA! Cameroon is not a minor team, Keep it up.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Again the wingbacks have let us down. Wada for are going to throw games bcoz of the wingbacks? Kampumbu is damn slow and owez caught out of position.Fix these 2 positions. Bring back chongo and chungu. Donashano also has no footballing brains. The best replacement for Kondwani is Nathan. Apart from the difensive lapses, we are now one of the best 10 in Africa. Mwepu is gem. Parson an Mwila are players who should have taken us Russia in Uyo. Proud of you lads

  8. ANDAVINKS says:

    With the end of this qualifiers it means that Nigeria has equal Germany’s 36 worldcup qualifiers matches unbeaten, The last time Nigeria lost a worldcup qualifiers was against angola on 20th june 2004 in luanda . spain currently holds the world records with 63 unbeaten in worldcup qualifiers

  9. 90minutes says:

    Accept German and Spain have both lifted the world cup with their good unbeaten qualifying records

  10. sulu says:

    zambian coaches must learn to close the game in the dying minutes. The last sub should have been for defender in for a striker.

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