Forward Collins Sikombe scored a goal and created another as Zambia kicked off its Cameroon 2021 CHAN campaign with a 2-0 win over Tanzania in Limbe on Tuesday night.
The Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic coached Chipolopolo side turned the Group D opener on its head after the two teams went to the half time break with a goalless draw.
Sikombe of Lusaka Dynamos put Zambia in front after 64 minutes when converting penalty to beat Tanzania keeper Aisha Manula.
Striker Emmanuel Chabula put the scoreline beyond the Taifa Stars reach when shaking the net with a spectacular volley after receiving a cross from his Dynamos team mate Sikombe in the 78th minute.
“We have come here to get the cup,” declared Sikombe after picking the man of the match award.
Zambia’s next match is against Guinea on January 23 before wrapping up Group D action on 27 January against Namibia.
Zambia Line Up: 18. Allan Chibwe, 5.Luka Banda, 23. Zachariah Chilongoshi, 4. Clement Mwape, 3.Benedict Chepeshi, 22.Golden Mafwenta, 21. Paul Katema, 14. Collins Sikombe, 7. Kelvin Mubanga, 17. Emmanuel Chabula.