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Chipolopolo draw against the scorpions of Gambia

The Zambia national team went a second consecutive game without scoring a goal when they were held to a goalless draw in an international friendly match against the scorpions of Gambia.

Chipolopolo coach George ‘Chicken’ Lwandamina made three changes to the team that lost 1 – 0 against Togo bringing in Kennedy Mweene, Chisamba Lungu and Salulani Phiri, but there was no place for skipper Rainford Kalaba and burly striker Collins Mbesuma.

Zambia went with an attacking three of Evans Kangwa, Christopher Katongo and Winstone Kalengo with the midfield anchored by a youthful duo of tough tackling Salulani Phiri and workaholic Paul Katema while tricky Chisamba Lungu was the more attacking midfielder.

Zambia struggled to keep the hosts at bay in the first half but held their own with Katongo looking lively in the opening exchanges.

Zambia upped their game in the second half and were unlucky not to score as they dominated the entire second half.

ZamFoot Crew correspondent, Modou Lamin Beyai, who watched the match at the independence stadium summarized the match as follows:

“It was good test for both Gambia and Zambia and a very good match for the visitors. The Chipolopolo dominated the entire second period.

Gambia were too playful and inexperienced. Good match overall!”

This was Zambia’s last practice match before they play Guinea Bissau on Saturday in a must win match.

Zambia XI

Kennedy Mweene – Davies Nkausu, Stopilla Sunzu (Buchizya Mfune), Adrian Chama, Steven Kabamba – Salulani Phiri, Paul Katema, Chisamba Lungu (Lubambo Musonda) – Winstone Kalengo, Evans Kangwa, Christopher Katongo (Conlyde Luchanga)

Gambia XI

Alagie Nyabally, Bubacarr Sanneh, Gregory Sambou, Mass Manga, Nuha Barrow, Kabba, Sambou, Lamin Chatty, Bully Drammeh, Lamin Jallow, Emil Sambou, Bakary Njie

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