Zambia to face Ivory Coast, Uganda at CHAN
Inaugural African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament semi finalist Zambia has been given a relatively fair draw after they were grouped alongside West African powerhouse Ivory coast and Uganda from East Africa for the finals to be staged in Morocco.
There’s a Southern Africa mini derby against Namibia who complete group B.
Zambia played Ivory Coast who were the hosts in the inaugural tournament in 2009 and they won 3 – 0 on their wayto the semi finals where they lost 2 – 1 to eventual winners DR Congo.
The Chipolopolo missed the two tournaments that followed before returning to South Africa where they met Uganda in the group stage who they beat 1 – 0 before crashing put at the quarter final stage after losing to Guinea on penalties.
The Zambian local guns we unstoppable on their path to the finals drawing only once and winning three times in four games.
The Wedson Nyirenda coached side whitewashed Swaziland 7 – 0 on aggregate over two legs after they won 4 – 0 in Swaziland before drawing 2 – 2 against South Africa who they later beat at home 2 – 0.
Group B will be based in Marrakech.
The tournament starts on January 13.
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