Throwback Thursday – Egypt beat Zambia in Olympic qualifier
29.10.1983, Nasser Stadium, Cairo.
Olympic Games Qualifier.
Egypt 2 – 0 Zambia.
Ace wrote about the game –
Zambia had won the first leg at Independence Stadium two weeks earlier [1-0, late header by Peter Kaumba off an Alex Chola free-kick] but came unstuck in the second leg 2-0 to bow out of the running and the Pharaohs went on to represent Africa at USA ’84 Olympics.
Fighton Simukonda played at right back while the two Musondas (Michael and Emmy) were in central defence and John ‘Libya’ Kalusa was at left back. Kalu came on as a sub for Kaumba in the second half. This was not his first game for Zambia, not even the first leg. His debut came earlier in the year against Sudan in a CAN qualifier in Ndola which ended 0-0.
The Egyptian player could be Mahmoud El Khatib, who scored the first goal.
Dewenga named the players as –
Micheal Musonda, Fighton Simukonda and Emmie Musonda with Efford Chabala in goal.
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