Saturday, February 24, 2024

Chipolopolo Crank to Life With Hard Earned Win


Chipolopolo on Tuesday evening posted their first win of the 2023 Africa Cup Group H qualifying campaign when coming from behind to edge Comoros 2-1 at home in Lusaka.

The win at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka helped Zambia to bounce back after Friday’s 3-1 loss to Ivory Coast in their opening Group H match last Friday.

Comoros scared Zambia with an early goal scored by El-Fardou Ben Mohamed just after 13 minutes.

Chipolopolo captain Enock Mwepu denied Comoros a chance to take a lead into the break when equalising just seconds before half time.

Second half substitute Klings Kangwa came off the bench to score the winner late in the 88th minute to send home fans into wild celebrations.

Emmanuel Banda had paved way for Kangwa in the 60th minute.

Meanwhile, the win has pushed Zambia into second position in Group H at least before leaders Ivory Coast faces bottom side Lesotho away on Thursday.

Comoros thumped Lesotho 2-0 in the other opening Group H match earlier on Friday afternoon.


  1. I told you that zambia won’t lift any cup under this cursed evil regime. Imagine celebrating a close win against a useless team such as comoros.

  2. mmmmmmmmmmm boss you are just a loss to the Nation then, you politicise everything. when its sports give us space we celebrate and comment as sports people. We dont need your bitterness in sports.

  3. Well done, a much improved performance. We switched from 4-4-2 to 3-5-2 formations at the right time when we needed to score. The Comoros team is tricky, not minnows any longer, due to their large contingent of players based in France. We will be lucky to get a point whem we play them away in Moroni. The playing pitch at the Heroes stadium let a lot of the players down. Hopefully the authorities will improve the playing surface, or CAF could ban us from playing home games in Zambia on account of below standard playing fields. Our players need to show enthusiasm by singing the national anthem “proud and free”, look at the way the north African teams sing national anthems before games.

  4. In our golden time as Chipolopolo fans we followed soccer intelligently. We knew what victpries to celebrate. We knew that all home games no matter what team should be won. So we wouldnt have celebrated a win against unknowns Comoros who have been to one AFCOn tournament their entire life. We used to beat Morocco, Cameroon, Nigeria Ghana. Nowadays we lose to Benin. The FAZ of those days would have issued no statement after a victory over unknown minnows but focussed on the tougher challenges ahead.

  5. The only celebrations which were supposed to be there were celebrations of relief that we avoided defeat otherwise even if we qualified we would just be escorting Egypt Cameroon Ivory Coast Ghana just to mention a few to Afcon

  6. Tandi Mwape seems to be a disaster in waiting: red card, or own goal, or penalty. His failure to clear the ball resulted in that Comoros goal. Toaster Nsabata was not to blame for that goal. When Toaster rebuked him (which is what all goal keepers do to their defenders), I could see Tandi arguing back vehemently. That is not good menatlity.

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