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2018 World Cup Qualifier: Algeria 0-1 Zambia (As it happened)

Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda is gunning for maximum points in the away game against Algeria in Constantine.

Wada has made three changes to the team that beat Algeria 3 – 1 in Lusaka bringing in Enock Mwepu for Chisamba Lungu, Ernest Mbewe for suspended Fashion Sakala and Justin Shonga for Brian Mwila.

A win for Zambia will take the Chipolopolo Boys to 7 points.

Leaders Nigeria have 10 points while Cameroon and Algeria are on 3 and 1 point respectively.

The last time Zambia collected maximum points in North Africa was in 2006 courtesy of Dube Phiri and James Chamanga goals in the 2-0 win over Libya.

Zambia XI 

Kennedy Mweene – Simon Silwimba, Fackson Kapumbu, Ziyo Tembo, Stophila Sunzu – Kondwani Mtonga, Ernest Mbewe, Enock Mwepu, Augustine Mulenga – Patson Daka, Justin Shonga

Algeria XI

Mbolhi Rais 23., Goulam Faouzi 3., Riyad Mharez 7., Brahimi Yacine 11., Bentaleb Nabil 10., Sliti Taider 8., Mandi Aisa 2., Bensebaini Rami 21., Soudani Hilal 15., Atal Youcef 4., Benhuit Abdelraouf 14.

VENUE: Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine.


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128 Comments to 2018 World Cup Qualifier: Algeria 0-1 Zambia (As it happened)

  1. Mingalato says:

    Bwafya.. Back to old days of local players with no experience.
    Why Enerst Mbewe, Shonga? When coach has:
    Chisamba, Banda, Rodrick, Ngonga?
    So frustrating.


    What time is the Algeria vs Zambia game ?

  3. John Smith says:

    Any links?


    What time is the Algeria vs Zambia game? Can someone quickly help me!

  5. Watch Over says:


  6. Discipline says:

    Supersport is saying 22hrs but the game is even now 11minutes played

  7. KWAME NKRUMAH says:

    penaTY __ALGERIA

  8. KWAME NKRUMAH says:


  9. Amandla says:

    Kwammeeh please don’t cause heart palpitations! Go to sleep! Ghana did it!

  10. ZamFoot says:

    30′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Algeria attack is thwarted in the box and Augustine launches on a counter attack but he is fouled

  11. ZamFoot says:

    33′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Marez breaks on the right but his cross does not find the intended attacker

  12. ZamFoot says:

    34′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Brahimi does a beauty to beat Sunzu but Mweene cuts out the resultant cross

  13. ZamFoot says:

    34′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Algeria enjoying lots of possession.

  14. ZamFoot says:

    35′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Another Algeria cross from the left but they fail to take advantage

  15. ZamFoot says:

    36′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Justin Shonga wins a free kick in the Algerian half

  16. ZamFoot says:

    43′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Augustine Mulenga gets himself in a good position on the left but he is flagged offside

  17. ZamFoot says:

    44′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Mweene takes a long clearance but they defend well

  18. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Excellent tackle by Kapumbu to block a through ball

  19. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Corner to Algeria to be taken by Mahrez

  20. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Zambia clear well

  21. ZamFoot says:

    44′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Ernest Mbewe concedes a freekick near the corner flag on the right

  22. ZamFoot says:

    45;Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Mahrez takes it but its not a threat

  23. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    2 minutes added

  24. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Mbewe concedes a corner as he tracked down his man
    They take it short

  25. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Another freekick close to the box near the right corner flag

  26. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Mweene with jitters saves Brahimi’s set piece on a second bite

  27. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria 0-0 Zambia HT

  28. ZamFoot says:

    Mweene saved Mahrez’ penalty earlier in the half

  29. widdy says:

    so far so good we are under pressure but we have managed to contain them

  30. widdy says:

    http://www.yalla-shoot.com/live/11679/algeria-vs-zambia.html been following the game now to switch to ss9

  31. Seen from Afar says:

    The ref doesnt seem great. Not sure about the penalty. He didnt blow a simple foul either.

    Jittery half for both sides, hope the boys can come out and show some more confidence on the ball.

  32. Kuku says:

    Come on Zambia!

  33. Watch Over says:

    We expect some changes in the second half, otherwise if we play like we did in the first half will be in deep trouble…

  34. Amandla says:

    They are more defensive and no balls are going at the goal! You got to go forward if you have to score!

  35. Amandla says:

    You got to be aggressive to win. We are not at the moment!

  36. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria get us under way

  37. Kuku says:

    We have to press them hard. It mean fresh legs.

  38. ZamFoot says:

    46′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Algeria pick up from where they ended with good interchange of passes in midfield.
    They win a free kick off Mtonga

  39. ZamFoot says:

    47′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Mbewe breaks from the clearance and his cross from the right sees Augustine go down after a clash of heads

  40. ZamFoot says:

    50′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Zambia try to string some passes but Silwimba does a bad job as he tries to find Mbewe on the right

  41. R2D2 says:

    Games like these are won by coaches! I hope Wada will surprise us!

  42. ZamFoot says:

    50′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Second forced sub for Algeria after they lost their keeper in the first half as Adam comes in for Attal

  43. ZamFoot says:

    51′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Freekick to Zambia halfway into the Algerian half to be taken by Shonga

  44. ZamFoot says:

    52′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Sali saves well

  45. ZamFoot says:

    52′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Zambia win a corner on the left side

  46. ZamFoot says:

    53′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Best chance of the game for Zambia falls for Augustine Mulenga but he shoots over the bar from inside the six yard box.
    Should have been a goal

  47. R2D2 says:

    No punch upfront, Mulenga doesnt have the composure as he demonstrated in the last match.

  48. Kuku says:

    Ba Mulenga just hit the target boss.

  49. R2D2 says:

    The coach’s combination is not working

  50. ZamFoot says:

    56′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Zambia gaining more possession in the second half

  51. R2D2 says:

    Now is the time to make changes before Algeria get their tails up in the next 1o minutes, the coach is losing it for Zambia

  52. ZamFoot says:

    57′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    What a save by Mweene as he plucks the ball off the foot of an advancing striker.
    Silwimba was beaten by a splitting pass from Brahimi

  53. ZamFoot says:

    58′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Long range freekick from Kapumbu is poor

  54. Amandla says:

    What a silly miss! Who is that guy? He was doing the same in the first game! Please get Ba Beston to start one on one shooting trainings. Wow!

  55. Concerned Citizen says:

    So disorganized. No identifiable system.

  56. ZamFoot says:

    60’Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Another good save at the near post from Mweene at the near post from a Brahimi shot

  57. ZamFoot says:

    60′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Sub for Zambia
    Alex Ngonga in for Justin Shonga

  58. Kuku says:

    Bring in Chisa boss. You need the tricks now.

  59. ZamFoot says:

    61′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Long range shot from outside the box by Algeria is saved by Mweene at full stretch

  60. ZamFoot says:

    63′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Mweene dithers on the ball and it is almost stolen from him but defenders clear for a corner
    Zambia clear off the line with Silwimba from the resultant corner
    Algeria coming more into the game

  61. ZamFoot says:

    64; Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Mweene goes down holding his harmstring and requires attention from the medics

  62. ZamFoot says:

    66′ Algeria 0-0 Zambia
    Mweene still down

  63. ZamFoot says:

    Zambia in the lead from Patson Daka

  64. Kuku says:

    Come on Zambia! Welee!

  65. R2D2 says:

    Watchout for the reff awarding a penalty

  66. ZamFoot says:

    66′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Patson gives Zambia the lead after the ball ricocheted into his path from an Augustine run

  67. John Smith says:

    Alg 0 1 Zam Patson

  68. ZamFoot says:

    69′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Poor effort by Nngonga as he fails to score after going one on one woth the keeper

  69. ZamFoot says:

    71′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Zambian fans seen in the stands in full voice

  70. R2D2 says:

    How cud he miss? Coach hasnt got into the head of his players, the local players seem overawed

  71. John Smith says:

    Nearly 2 nil

  72. Kuku says:

    Lets play people.

  73. ZamFoot says:

    72′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Algeris sub
    Skipper Brahimi is substituted for Brahimi

  74. Sibs says:

    Well taken goal by Wonder boy Patson Daka.

  75. ZamFoot says:

    73′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Free kick to Algeria on the edge of the box on the left

  76. R2D2 says:

    Zambia need to go for deflections, in Algerian area, because Algerians are slow to react in loose play

  77. ZamFoot says:

    74′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Free header at the back post but the strike puts it off target

  78. ZamFoot says:

    76′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Sunzu wins a freekick in his own box

  79. Sibs says:

    Alex Ngonga missed a sure goal. I don’t know how he missed from there. He looks a bit clumsy Alex. Surely that was 2-9 to Zambia. We missing B. Mwila.

  80. ZamFoot says:

    77′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Ngonga caught offside

  81. Sibs says:

    2-0 i mean

  82. ZamFoot says:

    78′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Algeria attacking but Zambia holding on well as Kapumbu boots one forward

  83. ZamFoot says:

    79′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    A goof break for Zambia as Algeria lose the ball for a throw in
    Zambia go in attack

  84. ZamFoot says:

    80′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Long throw by Kapumbu is well saved by Algeria keeper

  85. ZamFoot says:

    81′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Zambia lacking an outlet for the balls being hit forward

  86. ZamFoot says:

    82′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Ngonga goes down injured and he requires a stretcher

  87. ZamFoot says:

    84′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Patson wins a throw deep in the Algerian half

  88. Kuku says:

    Back to the sender.

  89. ZamFoot says:

    85′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Algeria patiently seeking an opening but they see the ball roll out for a goal kick

  90. ZamFoot says:

    86′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    A through ball for Ernest Mbewe is cut out just in time by the goalkeeper

  91. ZamFoot says:

    87′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Mahrez seeing a lot of the ball but nothing from him

  92. ZamFoot says:

    88′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Alex Ngonga breaks but he lacks the composure and he rushes his shot when he could have played Mbewe.
    Its off target

  93. ZamFoot says:

    89′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Patson Daka taken out on a stretcher

  94. R2D2 says:

    I dont understand how a player can stay down and give the opposition the advantage when he really isnt that injured

  95. ZamFoot says:

    89′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Good through ball for Algeria but striker is offside

  96. ZamFoot says:

    90′ Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Fans start walking out as some crowd trouble ensues

  97. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    6 minutes added

  98. ZamFoot says:

    +1 Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Free kick to Algeria deep in the Zambian half

  99. ZamFoot says:

    +2 Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Was a well taken one but good save from Mweene for a corner

  100. ZamFoot says:

    +3 Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Zambia defending deep and Mweene again saves from a close range header

  101. ZamFoot says:

    +4 Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    free Header at the back post is off target

  102. ZamFoot says:

    +5 Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Zambia try to attack but they clear well

  103. R2D2 says:

    The key is added time.

  104. ZamFoot says:

    +5 Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Mweene almost caught off the line but he saves with his finger tips for a corner

  105. ZamFoot says:

    +6 Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Ngonga caught offside
    Sub for Zambia
    Ernest Mbewe out Emmanuel Banda in

  106. ZamFoot says:

    +7 Algeria 0-1 Zambia
    Algeria lauch another ball into the box but Zambia clear

  107. ZamFoot says:

    Algeria 0-1 Zambia FT
    What a victory for Zambia!!
    Nigeria 10
    Zambia 7
    Cameroun 3
    Algeria 1

  108. Watch Over says:

    Nice win!

  109. John Smith says:

    We did it again!!!

  110. Sibs says:

    Well done to the BOYS. Beating an all star Algerian team at home. We keep believing.

  111. Positive thinking says:

    That was a robbery and I’m on the receiving end…yesssssssssssss

  112. Don says:

    Well done guys…..Bravo, sometimes you have to play the Chelsea way n grind out a result.

  113. Kuku says:

    A Chipolopolo win.

  114. Don says:

    I am over the moon, just the feeling that we still in it …..VIVA CHIPOLOPOLO !!

  115. Mario says:

    Great feeling to win in Algeria. I think another strike partner is required for Dana as we wasted too many chances.

  116. Mario says:

    I mean Daka

  117. Seen from Afar says:

    ChipoloPolo Iye!!!!!!

  118. Seen from Afar says:

    We beat Algeria at their own game! Mweene saved us then… Algerians know what game we played.

    What an incredible result from Wadas young team! Bravo.

  119. Seen from Afar says:

    Algeria were going to score, our team was out of breathe.

    Mweene goes down, our team regroups and we score. perfect.

    Mweene man of the match.

  120. Watch Over says:

    Yeah Mweene demonstrated leadership as Captain kudos to him….

  121. DJP says:

    Yes Mwene man of the match

  122. Amandla says:

    Kwaameh! Mweene great performance! Good job! Go now and clip the blue or green eagles or red eagles’ wings – whatever they are!

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