The Zambia national team has recorded its first victory in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after beating Guinea Bissau 2-1 in an entertaining encounter played at the parked Heroes Stadium.
Stophila Sunzu put Zambia ahead in the 15th minute before Olando Pirates midfielder Justine Shonga doubled the lead in the 54th minute.
Guinea Bissau’s Fredrick Mendi pulled one back for his country in the 80th minute after an error by goal keeper Kennedy Mweene.
President Edgar Lungu led thousands of supporters in cheering the Chipolopolo boys at the Heroes Stadium.
The game was Coach Sven Vandenbroeks debut at home.
Zambia plays Guinea on Sunday 14th October 2018 in that country in the second of back to back qualifiers.
And the Zambia Sports Fans Association is confident the Chipolopolo boys will beat Guinea Bissau this Sunday.
Patron Peter Makembo said with yesterday’s desplay at the Heroes Stadium, it will be easy for the Chipolopolo boys to collect maximum points.
Makembo said qualifying for the 2019 afcon is a must for Zambia after having failed to qualify for the 2017 edition of the tournament.