Nkana do a Zambia special in Tunisia


Nkana this evening replicated a Zambia Special when they squandered a 2-1 lead to lose 4-3 away to Etoile du Sahel in Tunisia on match-day-three in Group B of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup.

The result came just 24 hours after Zambia also lost by the same margin in similar circumstances in a friendly away to Japan in Florida that included not one penalty this time; but two for both sides.

Nkana went ahead in the 7th minute through a Abdelrazzek Ghazi own goal after he failed to clear Simon Bwalya’s run with the ball.

Etoile equalised in the 21st minute from the penalty spot after Nkana defender Maybin Chishimba nudged Youssef Mouihbi in the back and Baghdad Boundjah stepped up to level matters.

Nkana reclaimed the lead in the 31st minute through striker Evans Kangwa who fired in a close range shot after Reynold Kampamba placed the ball into his path to see the Kitwe side take a 2-1 lead into the break.

Six minutes after the break. Etoile were equalised again through 46th minute substitute midfielder Khalil Bangoura who pounced on Ghazi’s shot that came off the right post.

Nkana again took the lead in the 78th minute this time from the spot after defender Falhi Radhouan fouled Kampamba.

Derrick Mwansa then stepped up to convert the resultant penalty to bring back memories of his spot kick on April 1-1 that ejected Tunisian club CA Bizertin from the pre-group stage by the same aggregate scoreline.

However, there was to be no repeat of any Deja Vu when Lassaad Jaziri equalised in the 83rd minute before Bangoura completed his brace in the 85th minute.

Nkana stay bottom of Group B with one point and must beat Etoile on match-day-four on July 26 to reignite any ambitions they have of securing a debut semifinal slot this September.

Etoile take top spot on 5 points for at least 24 hours ahead of Egyptian side Al Ahly’s visit to Abidjan to play Sewe Sport.

Al Ahly have four points after dropping to second place while Sewe are third on two points heading into their match-day-three date.


  1. vote

    Squandered three very good scoring chances and gave away three silly goals. There was a time they should have been leading 0-3.

  2. +2

    You people ATTACKED umwaiche Nsabata, please don’t do that again to Muchelenganga. The Nkana game was has good as Japan vs Zambia.
    If you blame Nsabata and Muchelenganaga, then blame the Japanese and Etoei goalkeepers because all 4 goalkeepers allowed atleast 3 goals each.
    I think this kind of Zambian behaviour of loosing games after leading is because of inferior complex. Or fyaku bantu fye. Zambians carry themselves as if they will be the last to end heaven.

    • +2

      is it you i have seen pa zambia reports facebook,,,, walking hand in hand na ba latino mulamu,,,, ku tampa supporting chipolopolo???…..if thats you then awe shuwa you know how to choose

  3. 0

    I mentioned that NKANA is finishe and even the Tunisian Coach was right when he said the TALK too much without Action its suprising they have no ACTION and yet we in pf are leading by example by emphasising on Talking less more ACTION

    • +4

      The Tunisian coach mentioned that he was in talks with Nkana management concerning prospects of coaching Nkana and not that Nkana talks too much! You must have had serious understanding problems in school!! Feel sorry for your past teachers.

  4. vote

    BA ANYOKO, UBUKOPO NAKUBUKALAMBA SHUWA!!? KEKEKEKEKE!! The coach frm Tunisia wanted to coach Kalampa naimwe!! Yaba, kekekeke!!

  5. vote

    And those Tunisian kept shining lazer beams on the goal keep and the Zambian attackers so as to distract them. I would why they did not lodge a complaint.

  6. 0

    We are week mentally and training methods are not up to scratch.Our football pitches are smaller.Our league is not professional.Change that and we can compete.For now lets enjoy being whipping boys.GOD BLESS ZAMBIA.

  7. vote

    Ifyamusango filanvandula sana! We should not be wasting money on losses like this

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