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Zambia face DRC in 2015 CAN opener

Sports Zambia face DRC in 2015 CAN opener

Zambia kick off their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations campaign on Sunday with a seemingly tricky Group B encounter against northern neighbours DR Congo in Ebebiyin.

Honour Janza’s new look Chipolopolo side which has 10 Africa Cup debutants aims to perform better than the 2013 squad that was eliminated in the first round.

Chipolopolo qualified to the AFCON as group runners up while The Leopards were luck to be picked as the best third placed team in the qualifying campaign.

The two sides have so far met 25 times with Chipolopolo winning eight times, losing seven games and ten games have ended in draws.

Janza is expected to heavily rely on new captain and star midfielder Rainford Kalaba for an inspiring display as Congo parades West Brom star Yousuf Mulumbu and company.

“Our tactical approach has always been to get the best result,” Janza said.

Congo trainer Florent Ibenge said:” We are approaching the AFCON with a single objective: To focus on our match against Zambia.”

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11 COMMENTS

    • It’s eleven vs eleven, but we must carry the day. This is the match that will decide how far we go in this tournament. Zambia 2 DRC 1 @ full time.

    • Ba Mushota, you might not care, but for some of us, we eat and breathe Chipolopolo. Chipolopolo brings us happiness and we are known around the world by how and what Chipolopolo does in their matches. Go Zambia go.

    • Most Zambian men smell like BAKAPOLI and expect their wives to wash and shave their stinking dirty penises ati ni African culture ifiko fyeka fyeka. Kanti Neva!!!
      This backward culture is so outdated, plz learn to groom yourselves like all civilized human beings do, your wives are not there to smell your filthy stench!

  1. It will be Mweene vs Kidiaba
    1. Mweene
    2. Davies
    3. Mbola
    4. Munthali
    5. Sunzu
    6. Kondwani
    7. Nathan
    8. Chisamba
    9. Singuluma
    10. Mayuka
    11. Kalaba
    Goals:
    Kalaba 1
    Singuluma 1
    Mayuka 1
    Zam 3- 1 DRC

  2. Let us be realistic in our analysis of this game. If you look in past encounters ,Zambia has had a tough time beating Congo (Zaire -Leopards).Zambia has never beaten Congo convincingly. Even our local teams have never beaten a Congolese team in the African league championships.

    They were in a tough group during the qualifiers with Cameroun and Ivory Coast but they managed to qualify as best 3rd finishers.Their stick has immense talent.
    History is against us. The best result I expect is a draw.
    In any case good luck Chipolopolo.

  3. I don’t know here this nonsense of one team having beaten or not beaten another team for how ever long! Times, coaches, conditions, game spirit and players keep changing. So why stick to historical trends when almost ALL parameters have changed? It’s a Zambian win today, that’s all folks – enjoy the game.

  4. I don’t know where this nonsense of one team having beaten or not beating another team for however long comes from – Times, conditions, coaches, team spirit and even players themselves keep changing, so there’s really no basis for such comparison. It just a Zambia win today folks – enjoy it!

  5. Congo DR has excelled on continental club football. It’s a good test for Chipolopolo which has a lot of talent. Am yearning to watch Lubambo Musonda; that boy is going far! Zambia 2- 0 DRC

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