Disaster in Mozambique as disjoint Zambia lose to miss on AFCON
Zambia’s road to Cameroon came to an end on Sunday afternoon after they were handed a one nil defeat by Mozambique who completed a double over the 2012 AFCON champions.
Coach Sven Vandenbroek made two changes to the team that played against Guinea Bissau bringing in Simon Silwimba for Solomon Sakala and Emmanuel Banda in place of Clatous Chota Chama.
Zambia started off very disorganized and Mozambique was the better side from the start.
Elias Pelembe was running the show . Mozambique could have been up in the first few minutes but Pelembe’s effort went way above the bar.
Chances were scarce in the first half but Mozambique were the more adventurous side of the two.
In the second half Mozambique picked were they left off. Mozambique finally took the lead after 18 minutes as Reginaldo Artur Faife netted from inside the 18 yard area.
The goal forced Coach Sven Vandenbroek to make a double change, Removing Augustine Mulenga and Emmanuel Banda and replacing them with Rainford Kalaba and Clatous Chota Chama respectively.
The two brought in some much needed energy but no create cut chances were really created. The best chance for Zambia fell to Lubambo Musonda but the Armenian based winger put his effort way above the bar.
Mozambique held on to win the match and consequently ending Zambia’s journey who miss out on two consecutive AFCON tournaments now.
This was game no.6 and seven might not see game no.7 as his contract was tied to him qualifying Zambia to Cameroon.
Kennedy Mweene – Simon Silwimba, Kabaso Chongo, Stophila Sunzu, Lawrence Chungu, Nathan Sinkala, Emmanuel Banda (Cletous Chama), Enock Mwepu, Lubambo Musonda (Patson Daka), Augustine Mulenga (Rainford Kalaba), Justin Shonga
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