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Opposition Watch: No winner in North African derby

Ten-man Algeria held hosts Tunisia to a 1-1 draw in a friendly match played in Tunis ahead of the 2015 Orange Africa Cup Of Nations finals in Equatorial Guinea.

The Desert Foxes took the lead in the 39th minute when defender Liassine Cadamuro headed in the opening goal. However, his celebrations didn’t last long after he was sent off three minutes later. Carthage Eagles then equalized a minute before the break thanks to a well-taken free-kick from Ajaccio midfielder Wahbi Khazri.

Neither teams were able to score in the second half despite the many occasions and the North African derby ended in a draw.

Algeria are in Group C alongside Bafana Bafana, Senegal and Ghana and they will face Bafana in their opening game on January 19 while Tunisia are in Group B alongside Cape-Verde, Zambia and DR Congo and will start their AFCON campaign against Cape verde on January 18th.

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    • You are a blood lair , give me five reasons why Zambia will not qualify from this group? We are boasting of 8 players who won 2012 AFCON and you are busy swimming in the middle of the ocean without a life jacket and expecting to survive. Come on man wake up , facts are there just from 2013 AFCON though disappointing we never lost any match just like DR CONGO we all didn’t pass through group stage and I stand to be corrected. We have reinforced our team by leaving some dinosaurs who featured in the previous AFCON. Watch out for Lubambo Musonda, Evans Kangwa,Sate Sate, Patrick Ngoma,Given Singuluma, Jackson Mwanza,Kondwani Mtonga. Give me facts big man am waiting.

  1. Honour Janza
    by Kalumiana Kalumiana
    Tuesday Jan 13, 2015. 09:29
    Zambia coach Honour Janza is sweating on the fitness promising striker Patrick Ngoma for the 2015 Africa Cup.

    The Zambia Under-20 star has been struggling with a bruised bone over the last three weeks of Chipolopolo’s pre-2015 Africa Cup training camp in Johannesburg.

    Ngoma earned his place in the fold after leading the Zambia Under-20 to victory at the 2014 COSAFA Youth Championship in Zimbabwe where he also walked away with the golden boot after scoring seven goals.

    “He is still under observation and intensive physiotherapy, his pain has drastically reduced and in the next 24 to 48 hours,” Zambia team physician Doctor Joseph Kabungo said.

    “We will know whether he will be fit for the tournament. But so far, things look well unless otherwise.”

    Ngoma’s injury saw him sidelined from Zambia’s 1-0 friendly loss to Bafana Bafana on January 4 in Johannesburg.

    Meanwhile, Janza has hinted that a he might be forced to make a last minute change should Ngoma fail to recover in time before the team leaves for Equatorial Guinea ahead of the.

  2. ooh my fellow country men , why are we still thinking of football which is not our passion .ours is weeding and table tennis . please lets leave ds football for the soccer nations like ghana , ivory coast n algeria .please i beg of u guys .the names of our players doesnt evn sound good

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