Tuesday, July 23, 2024

CHAN 2018: Ivory Coast 0 – 2 Zambia (As it happened)

Zambia are in action at Grand Stade de Marrakech against Ivory Coast in the second match of Group of the CHAN 2018 tournament.

Wedson Nyirenda has gone for the traditional 4-4-2 with Friday Samu leading the attack.

Lazarous Kambole is in the hole whole Zanaco duo Augustine Mulenga and Ernest Mbewe.

Kondwani Mtonga is the more advanced in midfield with Donashamo Malama sitting in front of the back four.

The back four marshaled by Ziyo Tembo has been maintained

STARTING LINE UPS

1.Zadi Ble, 2. Dagou Britto, 3. Akassou Koutouan, 4. Wonlo Coulibaly, 5. Essis Fulgence Aka, 6. Hamed Diomande ©, 7.Mel Togui, 8. Brou N’goh, 11. Kouame Alphonse Yao, 14. Mohammed Sanogo, 15. Diallo Kouassi

ZAMBIA

18. Toaster Nsabata, 4. Adrian Chama, 5. Lazarous Kambole, 6. Simon Silwimba, 7. Ernest Mbewe, 15. Donashano Malama, Kondwani Mtonga, 17. Augustine Mulenga, 19. Ziyo Tembo ©, 20. Fackson Kapumbu, 23. Friday Samu

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52 Comments

  1. 3′ CDV 0 – 0 Zambia
    First chance falls to Ivory Coast. Powerful run on the right sees Silwimba beaten and Chama is late to the ball for WIlliam to shoot but its wide

  2. 5′ CDV 0 – 0 Zambia
    Penalty appeals from Ivory Coast as Kapumbu brings down his man in the box but the ref waves play on.
    Zambia straight in attack and Ernest Mbewe finds Samu in the box but he shoots over the bar

  3. 8′ CDV 0 – 1 Zambia
    Friday Samu broke loose on the right and laid the ball for Mulenga who made no mistake from outside the box

  4. 14′ CDV 0 – 1 Zambia
    Good interchange of passes from Zambia on the right but the final ball is just beyond Samu
    Again Samu with all the space fails to find the net. Ivory Coast easily opened up

  5. 16′ CDV 0-1 Zambia
    Again Kambole breaks on the right but the defender reacts first ahead of Samu. Another chance goes begging

  6. 28′ CDV 0-1 Zambia
    Good footwork by Augustine but he is fouled with a bad challenge. He goes down injured and requires attention as he is taking off on a stretcher

  7. 31′ CDV 0-1 Zambia
    Off the bar!!!
    Good work on the left flank sees a cross floated for Mbewe who fails to bury a free header

  8. So far so good!

    FREE FLOWING football without one injured guy…. You know who. Thumbs up to the coach. Good attitude towards the game.

    In my opinion the best game I have seen Wedson Nyirenda’s side play.

  9. 44′ CDV 0-1 Zambia
    Kapumbu sends his corner to the edge of the box and finds Malama but his shot is blocked.

    Samu is denied again from close range after a Kapumbu long throw in

  10. Ivory Coast 0 - 1 Zambia HT
    Zambia dominant but need to score again to give themselves some breathing space.
    Chipolopolo have created several chances and will need to take them in the second half

  11. 72′ CDV 0-2 Zambia
    Another break on the right by Mbewe who picks Mulenga. The Zanaco star calmly dribbles his way in the box past 3 challenges to shoot past the keeper

  12. 78′ CDV 0-2 Zambia
    Ivory Coast come close but a shot in the 6 yard box is blocked and they fail to take advantage from the resultant corner

  13. 81′ CDV 0-2 Zambia
    Throw to Ivory Cost deep into the Zambian half. They shoot from the edge of the box but Zambian defense stand strong as the shot is blocked

  14. I must commend the team today play better and there was some food flowing passes
    Going forward we are ever improving
    Just the right and left full backs are plangas
    More especially kapumbu
    Wada today was on point the way he psyched the boys the attitude was great keep it up boys and technical bench
    The other observation is either ivory coast mapulanga or this chipo has improved compared to the way we play against Uganda
    And I think Uganda will qualify if they sort themselves well

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