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Zambia attempt to exorcise Pharaohs ghost


File: Zambia National Soccer team players in training at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka in readiness for a friendly match against Malawi

Zambia attempt to end a miserable run against Egypt on Sunday when they meet in a friendly in Dubai.

Zambia have failed to beat Egypt in the last seven games since beating The Pharaohs 3-1 in the 1996 Africa Cup quarterfinals.

Chipolopolo’s best result against Egypt was a 1-1 away draw in a 2010 World Cup group qualifier away in Cairo.

Zambia are using the match to prepare for their two-leg date 2018 World Cup qualifying date against Sudan in November and 2016 CHAN qualifier against Mozambique this Saturday in Ndola.

“We need games that will challenge us like this Egypt game,” Zambia first-choice goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene said.

“It is not good to play games that you definitely know that you will win.

“It’s a game that has come at a right time, wen we are preparing to play Sudan.”

Meanwhile, Egypt will be coach George Lwandamina’s first high profile opponent since he took charge in June.

And with in-form Collins Mbesuma and Winston Kalengo on one and three goals respectively under Lwandamina, the new boss will be hoping the duo can lift the teams spirits in the absence of the talisman captain Rainford Kalaba who will miss the friendly due to a family bereavement.

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    • Nostradamus
      I am loving you Mushota this year. That headline is so blasphemy and dangerous, thank God the game will not be in Egypt. LT just change the title, no good at all.
  1. Ba Folosho
    I thought all form of entertainment was banned on the National Day of Prayer. I Agree with you Mushota. This is silly and meaningless heading
    • critico
      Since you are asking for ideas, I think the match should be at 19:00 hrs, hope you won't be under load-shedding by then. Please don't tell me you live abroad, I got no ways of guessing.
  2. Mangwamu
    If it's so catchy to such an extent you guys were queuing to read then it has done its job, grow up and stop whining.

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