Guinea Bissau defeated Zambia for the first time in their history to end George Lwandamina’s sides chances of automatic 2017 Africa Cup qualification.

The 3-2 win in the two sides penultimate Group E qualifier came a year after Guinea Bissaue held Zambia to a scoreless draw in Ndola in what was Lwandamina’s first game in charge on June 13, 2015.

Zambia, 3rd on 6 points, cannot usurp leaders Guinea Bissau who lead on 10 points after Saturday’s penultimate Group E qualifier.

Lwandamina and his team must now hope that bottom placed Kenya, on 1 point, do them a favour and beat 2nd positioned Congo-Brazzaville on Sunday in Nairobi to keep alive 3rd placed Zambia’s still very slim chances of qualifying via one of the two second best teams slots up for grabs.

Zambia host Kenya this September in their final Group E qualifier.

Victory for Congo, who have 6 points with a better goal difference than Zambia, away in Nairobi will confirm the news that Chipolopolo will miss the Africa Cup for the first time since 2004.

Meanwhile, Guinea Bissau took a 2-1 lead into the break after Zezinho Lopes converted from the spot in the 13th minute after Stopilla Sunzu brought down Fredrico Mendy.

Collins Mbesuma equalised in the 25th minute before Mendy put the home side back ahead in the 36th minute.

Christopher Katongo restored parity in the 52nd minute but Guinea Bissau had the final say in stoppage time.

Silva punished Zambia courtesy of some amateur defending by Napsa Stars defender Boyd Mkandawire whose poor back-pass header landed at the wingers feet and later outpaced latter and Adrian Chama to fire in the winner.

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37 COMMENTS

  1. Umh! Never can understand why same players are used. Nor why friendly games are played after team selection. Would it not be a better preparatory strategy to play friendlies before team selection?

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    • I feel sorry for ka Boyd, his talent has been costed by Lwandamina & Kamanga. There was Chisamba, Nkausu and Kabamba all mature who could cost Zambians, but make it again in life.
      If I was boyd or Adrian’s father I can beat up Lwandamina & Kamanga.

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    • Let’ not even blame the boys…! they gave all they could but poor match officiating costed us.. in the first place that penalty was a sham, the second goal i don’t even know how i can describe it and the third goal was scored in 97mins despite adding only 3 mins

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    • CORRECTION: The Heading should read GUINEA BISSAU ELIMINATES ZAMBIA FROM 2017 AFCON.
      AND what a careless loss really due to a dull and careless coach!
      What was Sunzu doing in that line up when we had exceptional defenders at CHAN?
      What was Mweene doing in that team when we have Banda who is swift and with better reflexes to have avoided spilling the ball like Mweene did?
      Anyway, we just didn’t deserve to qualify – 1 win, 3 draws and LOSS is not the kind of performance to qualify a team for a serious tournament.
      RETIREMENT: Time to thank and release the following players and coach: Sunzu, Sinkala, Kalaba and Mweene
      TIMELESS: I don’t know what to say about old players like Mbesuma and Katongo who remain sharper and more clinical at goal than the younger one! The chicken should be…

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  2. How can somebody choose to use a player from NAPSA and leave a player from teams like ZESCO,ZANACO, NKANA? Where is logic?

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    • PF are attacking wrong secretariate of UPND.
      PF should attack FAZ.
      The starting line up and substitutes where a sign Lwandamina has decided to defect from FAZ. Lwandamina’s protest for useless Kamanga should not have affected us Zambians and players’ future.

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  3. I have said it and am saying it again.Zambia under Lwandamina are not going anywhere.They are eliminated because even if Zambia beats kenya,they will not overtake Guinea at 10 points.END OF THE RAOD AMAKULA CHIPOLOPOLO.

    World cup qualifiers are around the corner,Chipolopolo is going no where?

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  4. Kamanga’s legacy, Everything was blamed on great kalu, welcome to reality man. It least under great we always qualified and won one afcon, i told you that kalu’s bar is high for the kamanga team to surpass.

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  5. Lwandamina is not feet to drill chipolopolo boys it needs advanced foreign coach, lwandamina is a coach for domestic leagues .

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  6. I wonder why he left out munthali and Isaac chansa this kind of getting players from Napsa and living players from zesco, nkana, green buffaloes & zanaco. This game was better draw 2-2 the mistake came after substitutes lwandamina is not a good coach at all is using domestic league formation while is on elimination edge no ways . We need a foreign coach please

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  7. i agree with you my dear.in zambia twalicilamo bumutasha kali kwisaya.KALUSHA BWALYA will always be GREAT.He has ACHIEVED a lot for zambia both as a soccer star and administrater.MULETASHA.

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  8. George Lwandamina must be fired now!!THIS FAT COACH IS USELESS!!SURELY HOW CAN HE USE THAT KA SMALL BOY FROM NAPSA STARS BOYD MKANDAWIRE LEAVING OUT HUGE STEVEN KABAMBA FROM GBFC?THIS BOY FAILED CHIPOLOPOLO FOR 90 MINUTES BUT LWANDAMINA KEPT HIM IN THE TEAM UNTIL HE GIFTED THIS POOR GUINEA BISSAU TEAM-SHAME!!!plus this is what Andrew Kamanga wanted after corruptly kicking out a winner GREAT KALU!!!PLEASE ZAMBIANS OPEN YOUR EYES BECAUSE IT CAN BE THE SAME IN POLITICS.LETS MAINTAIN PF AND ECL IN POWER THAN BRINGING IN AMATURES WHO CAN COME AND DESTROY OUR ECONOMY!!!THINGS ARE EASIER SAID THAN DONE!!THESE KNOWN CROOKS IN OPPOSITION ARE JUST GOOD AT TALKING BUT CANNOT DELIVER ANYTHING!!!SO ANDREW KAMANGA AND HIS LWANDAMINA ASKED FOR THIS HELL-LIVE WITH IT!!!WE WANT GREAT KALU BACK IN 2018!!!

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    • Great Kalu is taking over from Issa as CAF president. That is where his eyes are now.

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  9. @eddy! So our economy in your reasoning is doing fine? All you PF cadres think like Lungu! Very shallow minded. Today I was shocked to hear Edgar Lungu tell the nation at his Levy stadium rally that HH sold the mines and all the parastatal companies and pocketed the money. I realized we have a very wrong person in state house. A president cannot speak at a level of an illiterate cadre!

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    • Lungu is stupid. His IQ is below my child’s. He can’t even close his teeth despite those thick lips.
      Has he paid the client extorted the money from?

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  10. Tulamyeba No expatriate coach has ever failed to take Zambia to Afcon finals. It was Patrick Phiri who was eliminated by Benin of all teams now Chicken George by Guinea Bissau

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  11. Great Kalu won the Afcon in 2012 when Micheal Sata was our Republican President. Both great men had gained a lot of experience in their respective fields ( Football and Politics) and experience is the best teacher. Now under ECL and AK we are failing to qualify to Africa’s greatest shoe piece – THE AFCON and we are dreaming of going to the world cup! And all this nonsense of SONTA is simply late Sata’s projects and vision. Now if you remember, Mr Sata went into an alliance with HH. This was because he saw the leadership potential in HH. 11 August 2016 vote wisely country men and women. Otherwise we will be doomed under ECL, RB and AK and football and the economy will continue with negative growth!!

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  12. @MMW- Sata went into an alliance with hh? Really? It seems your schizophrenic mind is exposing your hallow myopic fear of what awaits you in August! Continue vying for your ‘African SHOE piece’!

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  13. Time to get a full time coach. Zambia’s down swing has been seen steadily since HR the last full time coach left. We have experimented with 3 nonentìties and it’s never worked. AK and team give us a coach before World Cup Qualifiers begin. Let Chicken concentrate on ZESCO

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  14. No money for Players means no good performance imagine all stadiums being campaign fields for PF how do you win. Remember PF caders have become serious murders can God be pleased to accommodate such people in playing field and it remain blessed.
    I forgot one thing the president ECL said as the team was leaving fo Guenie Bissau don’t worry about the allowances they will be paid when you come back I am still using the available funds at LPM stadium in Ndola to feed and Transport PF cadres who are going to welcome me comedy isn’t ?
    You can’t play football game if you are not happy no matter how good the coach can be it is done and dusted finish

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  15. Its very difficult to win in west africa. CAF has a bias towards that part of africa. most africa cups are held in that part of africa. infrustructure in zambia, zimbabwe kenya, tanzania can not even be camparable to Mali or burkina faso where africa cups have been held. In short, that game was a sham. full of bias.

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    • Indye nkhani the match officials spoiled our game and we need the technical team to log a complaint with CAF possibly analyse the game.

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  16. you’re right my dear its difficult to win in west africa, and the problem also coaching stuff very poor we need a foreign coach let lwandamina concetrt on zesco he has fired himself including his technical bench

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  17. I strongly feel it was a big mistake getting rid of Kalusha Bwalya Zambian football is going nowhere with this new FAZ president

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  18. Its time to fire lwandamina and his technical bench they’ve failed completely no excuse, no local coach for national team job. The problem our president ECL is not taking any action concerning sports and sports minister vincent mwale is very incompetent we started long time we need foreign coach up to now nothing that’s why on this stage mwale remain mute i am waiting for him to hear what he will say. Otherwise sports minister vincent mwale, george chibata lwandamina and his technical bench they’ve to be fired now, we’ve failed to qualify AFCON what a shame? MALABISHI

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  19. I SAID IN THE BEGINING ME I LIVE IN GUINEA BISSAU THEY PREPARED WELL AND I PERSONALLY CALLED AK TO PAY THE BOYS BEFORE COMING TO MOTIVATE THEM , BUT THE MAN SAID HE DOESNT TAKE ORDERS FROM KALU SUPPORTERS PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF UNIFICATION LETS FIRE GEORGE CHICKEN , AK AND MAKE PONGA BE FAZ PRESIDENT KALU IS ALREADY EYEING CAF BOSS POSITION WE COULD HAVE WON THAT GAME FORGET ABOUT POOR OFFICIATING WE HAD CHANCE TO REPLY 2 GOALS WHY NOT HAMMER KA LAST ONE BUT ALAS IT WAS COACH TO BLAME NO TIMING , HOW DO YOU BRING KALENGO LATE WHEN HE IS THE MASTER MINDER TO DWSTRY WEST AFRICANS

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  20. lwandamina is very useless look at his back like an elephant he is doing nothing why has been kept.There a lot who can do better than him he is like a pig.

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  21. I don’t know what is wrong with us Zambian national team is a big team and it is competing with big teams it needs a good couch not lwandamina we are not going anywhere if we play There was two problem the selection of player and the match officials that second goal and the the third goal only three minutes was added and that goal was scored in the 96 to 97s minutes why That is why they are not picked to officiate big game like world cup .

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