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Zambia face Uganda in crunch clash

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Zambia play Uganda looking for a win that will take them through to the 2016 CAF African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarterfinals in Rwanda.

Chipolopolo head into their penultimate Group D match leading the pool on three points following their 1-0 win over Zimbabwe on January 19.

They are two points ahead of Uganda and Mali who played out to a 2-2 draw in their opening Group D match on the same date.

Victory for Zambia will see them through to the CHAN last eight on January 31 with a match to spare heading into their final Group D match against Mali on January 27.

“Uganda is now our target and our thoughts should be on nothing but Uganda,” Lwandamina demanded from his players.

Lwandamina has no injury worries but expects a much more thorough performance after toiling to that win over Zimbabwe courtesy of an Isaac Chansa 58th minute goal.

He will be banking yet again on Chansa and captain Christopher Katongo’s experience to lead the young team to the quarterfinals for the first time in only their second CHAN appearance since finishing third at the 2009 tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.

Meanwhile, Uganda are desperate for a win to exorcise their fine form at South Africa 2014 but fell short by one point when Morocco and Zimbabwe finished on 5 points to advance to the quarterfinals.

Zambia currently dominate Uganda in their last four meetings with two wins, a draw and one defeat.

The two sides’ last meeting was a friendly on March 4, 2014 in Ndola that saw Zambia come from 1-0 in the second half to beat Uganda 2-1.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Chipolopolo Boys, as big teams are busy eliminating each other, just craw through to the finals and pick this one as it was in 2012.
    Enjoy wisely

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