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Gabon 0 – 1 Zambia (As it happened)

Zambia and Gabon will face off in a friendly match in Libreville tonight.

The two teams have met 8 times in history and this will be a second meeting for the two countries since Zambia won the African Cup of Nations in 2012 on Gabonese soil.

Zambia was four wins, Gabon two wins while the other two games have been draws which have been the most recent games in September 2015 and June 2017.

It will be a much changed Zambia side from the side which drew with Namibia on Saturday.

Orlando Pirates’ Augustine Mulenga is one of the five players who pulled out of tonight’s friendly game against Gabon.

The others are Kennedy Mweene TP Mazembe trio Rainford Kalaba, Kabaso Chongo and Nathan Sinkala.

Toaster  Nsabata who has had a poor season at Zanaco will replace skipper Mweene in goal while Isaac Shamujompa should come in for Kabaso and partner Stoppila Sunzu who is expected to captain the side.

Chipolopolo Boys coach Sven Vandenbroeck has option of slotting Solomon Sakala in central defence.

Patson Daka might start on the bench as Vandenbroeck takes a closer look at the other striking options

Sakala might make way for Gampani  Lungu or Gideon Sichone at right back.

At left back, Lawrence Chungu will continue.

With Rainford Kalaba and Augustine Mulenga ruled out, Fashion Sakala might start on left wing despite his below par performance against Namibia.

There’s also a possibility of Clatous Chama starting wide on the left and that could leave Fashion on the bench.

Enock Mwepu will finally be given the chance to show Vandenbroeck why he is fans favourite  as he is set to start after he was snubbed against Namibia.

The 20 year old will be in a more advanced role than Salulani Phiri.

Depending on how Vandenbroeck decides, Jack Chirwa could come in and be the extra body in the middle of the pack.

Salulani Phiri might play in a deeper role than against Namibia

The other option is to play Clatous Chama in the hole with Mwepu and Salulani at the base of the triangle.

Orlando Pirates striker Justin Shonga is favourite to start ahead of Patson Daka against  Gabon tonight.

The 22 year old came off the bench to rescue a point for Zambia on Saturday.

Zesco United’s red hot striker Lazarous Kambole is also set to get a run out.

Should Sven Vandenbroeck decide to go with a 4-4-2 formation then two of those might start but looking at the opposition, the gaffer is likely to opt for a lone striker.

Augustine Mulenga is out of the tie because of family reason

Zambia Probable XI: Toaster Nsabata- Solomon Sakala, Isaac Shamujompa, Lawrence Chungu-  Salulani Phiri, Jack Chirwa, Enock Mwepu – Lubambo Musonda, Justin Shonga, Clatus Chama.

Formation: 4-3-3

28 Comments to Gabon 0 – 1 Zambia (As it happened)

  1. Muchofe says:

    My thoughts:
    1. Nsabata
    2. Sakala
    3. Chungu
    4. Shamujompa
    5. Sunzu
    6. Phiri/chirwa
    7. Musonda
    8. Mwepu
    9. Daka
    10. Chama
    11. Shonga/Fashion

    Go Zambia go!

  2. David Chawinga says:

    This sakala guy(solomon) was the weakest link in the Namibia tie, i wonder why he is still a darling of many.Even at Zesco he is problematic.Let us find the right wing back and not this sakala guy full of school boy errors.

  3. David Chawinga says:

    Namibians capitalized so much on solomon sakala’s area and made sure they exploited it to the fullest such that even their goal came from his wing.

  4. Mark c says:

    On what channel can I watch the game

  5. Shi Luka says:

    Gabon 0 Zambia 1. 30 minutes played. Justin Shonga scored on 16 minutes.

  6. Zambian Buffalo says:

    Zamfoot, no line up no updates ninshi? Pantu twali drawer?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Gabon 0 Zambia 1. Half Time

  8. ZamFoot says:


  9. ZamFoot says:

    Gabon Vs Zambia

    Zambia starting XI

    Toaster Nsabata (GK)
    Gideon Sichone
    Lawrence Chungu
    Luka Banda
    Isaac shamujopa
    Salulani Phiri
    Lubambo Musonda
    Enock mwepu,
    Bruce Musakanya
    Justin Shonga
    Clatous Chama

  10. Mwalife says:

    How are the scores?

  11. Anonymous says:


  12. Nostra says:

    Exciting lineup.
    Forgot Bruce, such a wonder talent.

  13. Emmanuel says:

    Gabon 0 Zambia 1 70 min

  14. Emmanuel says:

    Justin things scored for Zambia 75 min Zambia leading 1 -0

  15. Anonymous says:

    The scores???

  16. Seerman says:

    The scores???

  17. Seerman says:

    The scores

  18. ZamFoot says:

    FULL TIME: Gabon 0-1 Zambia (Justin Shonga 12′)

    Justin Shonga was again on target to help a much changed Zambia side to a 1 nil over Gabon .

    • Anonymous says:

      Good result! However. A number of players really need to improve on their first touch: they often struggle with their first touch ability which kills the momentum of the game. Losing the ball unnecessarily is another big weakness of which they can be punished by technically better teams. Seemed to be too content with a 1 nil scoreline-NOT good for a team with real ambition

  19. Tc Soccerman says:

    Justin Shonga need to be starting from now going forward. Time to have people that are in top form and I am sure the coach sees that and will be able to make those adjustments come next month.

  20. Seerman says:

    As expected

  21. D4 says:

    Start Just Shonga with Kambole upfront with Patson Daka coming in as an impact player.

  22. Anonymous says:


  23. Lottie Lungu says:

    Nice one chipolopolo boyz gogo boyz

  24. ck says:

    Our team needs one big body upfront with great ball controlling skills to be able to hold on to the ball and lay for the likes of Kambole, Daka and Shonga to score. The likes of Festus Mbewe, and Brian Mwila. Even if he doesn’t score but can create for others it will make a difference

  25. LICHAHA ZEKO says:

    A white man is able to see.

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