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Sochaux pick vital win as Sunzu continues to miss

French ligue 2 side Sochaux on Friday evening picked a vital 1 – 0 away win over Niort despite missing the services of Zambian international Stopilla Sunzu.

Sochaux are the in-form team in the chase for promotion and have not lost the last 5 games drawing once. The win moved them to 4th position two points behind leaders Dijon.

Sunzu who is still recovering from an injury sustained at the beginning of November is said to be making progress and has started light training.

Sochaux play their final fixture of the calendar year next week at home against Angers and Sunzu is expected to make an appearance for the club before heads for the Chipolopolo camp ahead of the 2015 AFCON.

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  1. Latest from Zimbabwe, ZAMBIA U23 ARE PLAYING MALAWI IN THE SEMI FINAL. THE GAME STARTED AT 13 HOUR. ITS HALF TIME NOW ZAMBIA LEADING BY 2-0 SCORED BY PATRICK NGOMA BOTH GOALS.

  2. @Frank Nonde from Gabs- Respect yourself, Zambians are unstoppable and what are you doing in other peoples country which you can’t do Zambia.Poor judgement.

  3. ZAMBIA 4-0 MALAWI SCORED BY PATSON DAKA AND PATRICK NGOMA WHO IS NOW ON HATRICK.@ NAZO, AM PAYING SCHOOL FEELS FOR MY CHILDREN OF WHICH ONE IS DOING CIMA, WILL BE BACK IN ZAMBIA SOON TO CONTRIBUTE TO ZAMBIAN FOOTBALL BY TAKING OVER FAZ. HOPE YOU WILL REMEMBER ME TO VOTE FOR ME INTO FAZ.

    • @ Dancandinho I will still say P.Ngoma Lipulanga just like B.Mwape if u can compare the goal Patson Daka scored and the hatrick u will agree with me that Patson Daka is lethal striker

  4. Dec Jnr Men Semi Final Zambia vs Malawi @ Luveve (13:00pm) Kick-Off
    Zambia Starting Line Up

    Mangani Banda (GK)(CPT), Jonathan Chikondi Daka, Boyd Mkandawire, Sidney Phiri, Solomon Sakala, Patrick Ngoma, Patson Daka, Charles Yande Shezongo, George Mandu, Chrispin Sakulanda, Kasashi Lupiya

    Substitutes: Paul Banda, Harrison Chisala Musonda, Kingsley Mukuka, Robert Chama Musonda, Samson Banda (GK), John Kapambwe Musonda, Moses Phiri

    Coach: HECTOR S. CHILOMBO

    Malawi Starting Line Up

    Christopher Mikuwa, Rodger Kamwendo, Nangaunozge Luhanga, Limbani Mujahid Phiri, Gregory Steven Nachipo, Shafil Jack Mdoka, Edwin Carlos, Yusuf Luwanda, Emmanuel Lino, Nickson Nyasulu, Precious Msosa

    Substitutes: MacDonard Njunga, Kudakwashe Sauzande, Dalitso Chindamba, OHM Kango’ma, Mwayi Chagaga

    Coach: DEKLERK MSAKAKUONA

    Central Referee THANDO NDZANDZEKA SOUTH AFRICA
    Assistant Referee 1 SIFISO ZONDO SWAZILAND
    Assistant Referee 2 JAMES EMILE SEYCHELLES
    Reserve Referee LETTICIA VIENA SWAZILAND
    Match Commissioner DR NDABA NCUBE ZIMBABWE
    Technical Study Group BENEDICT MOYO ZIMBABWE

    Good afternoon football lovers across the globe and welcome to Luveve stadium for a double header of semi final football at the AUSC youth games. The first match is between group B winners, Zambia and Group A runners up, Malawi.

    Malawi were beaten 2-1 by Zimbabwe in the final group A encounter but they qualified for the last four despite being tied with Angola at 7 points because of the head to head rule. Malawi edged Angola 1 nil in the group stages.

    1’The first semi final gets underway and Zambia start the ball rolling!
    2’Early chance from Zambia but Charles Shezongo’s touch is too heavy and it goes over
    3’Zambia back in attack again but Kingsley Mukuka’s pass to Patrick Ngoma is too much, it trickles out for a Zambian goal kick

    STAT: On their way to the semi finals, Zambia scored 12 goals while Malawi scored 4

    6′ Slow start to thee encounter and there have not been any clear cut chances from either side. Long balls have been dominant so far as both sides seek an early lead
    10′ Chance to shoot for Zambia but Kasashi Lupiya’s headed effort is too weak
    11′ GOOOOOOOAL Zambia. Patrick Ngoma opening Zambia’s account just after 10 minutes. He places it to the far left of Mikuwa and it hits the upright on its way in. Simple but beautiful
    15’Zambia’s superiority in attack already emphasised in the early stages as Ngoma and Chrispin Sakulanda combine again but Sakulanda sends it inches over the cross bar
    18’Good defending from Shafil Mdoka to ward off a rare threat from Malawi
    20’Ngoma terrorising Malawi on the left and he leaves it for Mdoka who is fouled. Ngoma heads in the free kick but it is straight at Mikuwa
    23′ 2 nil. And it is Ngoma again with the killer punch. He received a square ball from Kingsley Mukuka and he once again places it far from the lanky Mikuwa. Clinica finishing from the bulky young man
    25’Free kick to Malawi in a promising position. Mdoka takes and Nickson Nyakulu heads wide from point blank range. he should have reduced his country’s arrears
    29’The game has not lived up to expectation yet as Zambia have already established themselves while Malawi are failing to up their game to match their neighbours
    32’Substitution Malawi Kudakwashe Sauzande replaces Rodger Kamwendo
    35’NAngaunozge Luhanga and Sydney Phiri clash in the air for a high cross from substitute Sauzande. Luhanga is quickly back up but Phiri has to be attended to
    38’Action finally resumes as both players are fine to ccontinueand Zambia maintain their momentum going forward. They have been flagged for offside on many occasions so far
    42’Sakulanda attempts from range but Mikuwa is alert to take that one first time. Malawi are still trailing by two goals and from the look of things, they are failing to pressurise Zaambia to make mistakes going forward
    45′ An additional three minutes will be played
    45+2 George Mandu receives a yellow card for poking Emmanuel Lino in he face
    45+3 HALF TIME ZAMBIA 2-0 MALAWI

    Zambia are in the lead after the first 45 minutes through goals from Patrick Ngoma but for the fans who have braved the searing heat, there has been little entertainment so far. Malawi lack the hunger to go forward and they have been defending Zambia’sn long balls searching for Ngoma. Zambia’s goals were beautifully executed by the steady Ngoma from within the 16 yard box and that goes on to reiterate on Malawi’s defensive deficiencies

    46’Nachanges from either gaffer at half time and the game resumes. Zambia on an early raid with sakulanda finding Daka in the box but his touch on the ball is too light to direct it goal ards.
    47’On the other end, Malawi fail to capitalise on a glorious opportunity. Miscommunication between Lino and Luwanda gives Zambia time to clear
    49′ Zambia three nil up through the head of Patson Daka. He connected Sakulanda’s cross with a beautiful header.
    50’Sauzande is booked for a challenge on Lupiya. Free kick goes to waste
    53′ GOOOOOOAL Zambia are cruising and now they are four nil up. Daka sends a long through ball to Sakulanda and Sakulanda drives the ball into the box before laying a delicious low cross for Ngoma who makes no Mistake from such distance.
    55’Mikuwa has been beaten three tmes but thos time he intercepts a Ngoma cross headed for Sakulanda
    57’Yellow card to Nickson Nyasulu for a foul on Daka
    58’Daka running down the left flank and he rides past Limbani Phiri but his selfish goal attempt from a tight angle is saved by Mikuwa
    64′ Jonathan Chikondi Daka stretchered off
    64′ Substitution for Zambia. In comes Harrison Musonda for Patson Daka
    Malawi make their own change, introducing MacDonard Njunga for Shafil Mdoka
    66′ Malawi make another change this time removing Christopher Mikuwa for Dalitso Chindamba
    68′ slow build up from Zambia and eventually they send a long ball forward searching for Ngoma and he sends it over
    70′ Chance Zambia again! splendid chest control from Boyd Mkandawire and he exchanges the ball with Shezongo but the chip fails to fool Chindamba
    71′ Substitution for Zambia sees John Musonda coming in for Patrick Ngoma who goes out with a standing ovation from the stands
    72′ Malawi going forward with Precious Msosa but he takes too long to release and Luwanda is flagged offside
    72′ On the other end Shezongo sends his right footer just wide of the right post
    75′ Yellow card to Limbani Phiri for fouling Shezongo. Sydney Phiri takes but the free kick is weak
    76′ Harrison Musonda beats Chindamba to a long ball forward and Chindamba handles outside the box but he escapes the referee’s book
    78′ John Musonda curls it towards the right post but Chindamba is there to push it out for a corner
    79’Yellow card to Emmanuel Lino for his illegal challenge on George Mandu
    81′ Sakulanda!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He beats the keeper with a well placed low shot but there is a defender to clear off the line
    82’Dangerous foul from Luhanga who clutters into the back of Sakulanda. Yellow card to Luhanga and Sakulanda remains on the floor
    Frustration creeping into the Malawians as the task at hand becomes impossible
    85′ Zambia make their final switch and the injured Sakulanda will be replaced by Kingsey Mukuka with just five minutes to go
    88′ wonderful ball into the box from John Musonda but there are no takers and Malawi clears the danger
    90′ another yellow card Malawi’s way. George Manndu booked for attemoting to trip Solomona Sakala though he missed his legs
    There is no more enthusiasm and hunger in the Zambian attack since the departure of Ngoma and the seem content with their set of four goals now
    Five additional minutes to be played
    90+2 Mukuka falls under challenge and Zambia earn a free kick on the edge of the box on the right side. Kingsley Mukuka sends it into the box, and the awkward bounce fools the keeper initially but he finally catches
    90+5 Zambian goal keeper into the referee’s book for time wasting

    The referee blows to signal the end and at full time it is ZAMBIA 4-0 MALAWI

    An entertaining second half display from Zambia and complete domination of all departments in the process. Agood display fro Ngoma who scored a hat trick and could have scored more. Zambia sail through to the final set for tomorrow against the winner between Zimbabwe and Namibia in a match set to kick off at 1530. Malawi will battle for bronze with the loser of the same match.

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