Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Ten-man Chipolopolo’s Qatar Hopes Darken

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Chipolopolo’s hopes of qualifying to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have suffered a major setback after suffering their second straight loss in Group B.

Ten-man Zambia on Thursday evening suffered a 2-0 loss to Equatorial Guinea away in Malabo.

Zambians were reduced to ten when Kabwe Warriors forward Prince Mumba saw red from Moroccan referee El Jafaari for fouling Basino Ndong after 25 minutes.

The home side took a 1-0 lead into the half time when Ndong beat Zambia keeper Mwenya Chibwe.

Nsue Emilio doubled the lead two minutes away from full time to condemn Zambia to a second straight loss in Group B.

Earlier in the game, Patson Daka and Fashion Sakala missed some decent chances.

Not even substitutions made by Coach Beston Chambeshi helped matters as Equatorial Guinea held on to win the home match.

Rally Bwalya went in for Clatous Chama with Kelvin Mubanga replacing skipper Lubambo Musonda and Fashion Sakala was withdrawn for Moses Phiri.

Meanwhile, Equatorial moves to six points and Zambia remain stuck on three points halfway into the group stage of the qualifying campaign.

The two teams will face off in the reverse fixture on Sunday at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Under the current tax laws by upnd, sport can’t and will never be supported. Imagine betting 1000 on your team and doing a cash out at 1100. The government gets 200 leaving you with 900. What taxi is this? Try betway if you think am joking.

  2. Hahaha, what will an excuse this time for making it to another world cup. Even with without that official Dilamba, Zambia will still make an excuse for not qualifying to a FIFA soccer party.

  3. The performance of our national football teams is dampening the ‘new dawn’ mood. We need a new dawn in football as well. Modern-day football is as much intellectual as it is physical. As a yardstick for our players, the everage football player can hardly speak English during post-match television interviews (for example, our Shepolopolo ladies).

  4. Watching the match, I couldn’t help but conclude that the referee ignored some over the top ‘rough’ marking on Daka and Sakala, especially on Daka. These guys will go back to their teams with injuries if not protected enough.

  5. Ive been saying this for sometime now just disband the entire system from FAZ Executive to the least and stop participating in International tournaments for the next 4 years while re organizing

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