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Namibia qualify to AFCON despite defeat to Zambia

Zambia demolished Namibia at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka in the final match of the Group K of Egypt 2019 African Cup of Nations.

An Augustine Mulenga brace and a goal each from Donashamo Malama and Lazarous Kambole earned Zambia a 4-1 victory.

Despite suffering a defeat Namibia qualified at the expense of the Mozambique who failed to beat Guinea Bissau.

In Lusaka, with Chipolopolo coach Sven Vandenbroeck on forced leave, Aggrey Chiyangi took charge of the 2012 African Champions.

The Green Eagles coach named four attacking players and went for a double pivot midfield pairing of Donashamo and Salulani Phiri.

Clatous Chama and Mulenga started on the flanks with Mwape Musonda and Justine Shonga upfront.

Namibia were the first one to threaten as the Kabaso Chongo marshalled defence looked shake.

In 12th minute, against play Mulenga picked up the ball from 25 yards and unleashed a scorcher that left the Namibian goalkeeper helpless as the Orlando Pirates winger gave Zambia a lead.

After the break, Namibia pushed for an equaliser but the home side held their own.

Returning to the side after a 12 months, Donashamo pounced on a lose ball in a goal mouth scramble to make it 2-0 in the 54th minute.

Namibia then had a genuine goal disallowed for offside as the game showed the ugly scenes of poor officiating which is hindering the development of football on the continent.

Mulenga added his second and Zambia’s third after he headed home before substitute Lazarous Kambole wrapped it home with cool finish.

Guinea Bissau qualified as Group K winners on 9 points while Namibia finished second thanks to a better head to head than Mozambique.

Zambia are rocked bottom with 7 points

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8 Comments to Namibia qualify to AFCON despite defeat to Zambia

  1. Daniel says:

    So Zambia was playing

  2. Naked goal says:

    We played well and it’s good that we managed to beat Namibia convincingly. Namibia became big headed recently after giving us tough times in COSAFA cup. They have qualified but they know where they stand against Chipolopolo

  3. STUMPY says:

    sven is just a useless coach. we have the quality to dispatch small teams like Namibia, Mozambique, and the like. these werenthe easiest qualifiers. 24 teams means you have minnows in yo group and 2 teams qualify. very easy qualifiers.

  4. STUMPY says:

    meant to say these were the easiest qualifiers

  5. Anonymous says:

    Poor reporting and editing. How can you have spelling mistakes at this level? (Loose, not lose!)

  6. Peter says:

    This report looks like it has been picked from a website in another language and changed into english on Google Translate. Except even Google Translate wouldn’t spell “loose” as “lose”. Yaba!

  7. Allan says:

    I’m for Chambesi

  8. Slim says:

    Chambeshi is a no effective coach

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