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Zambia and DR Congo Share Honors in AFCON Opener

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In the opening round of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Zambia and DR Congo played to an entertaining 1-1 draw in Group F. Zambia took an early lead when Kings Kangwa capitalized on a defensive mix-up, scoring in the 23rd minute. However, DR Congo quickly responded, with Brentford forward Yoane Wissa netting an equalizer just four minutes later.

The Leopards thought they had a chance to take the lead in the second half when a penalty was awarded for handball. Still, the decision was correctly overturned after a video review showed the ball had hit the thigh of the defending player, Tandi Mwape.

Despite both teams pressing for a winner, the match ended in a draw, setting the stage for the next group fixtures. Zambia will face Tanzania on Sunday, while DR Congo takes on Morocco.

Morocco Proves Credentials with Convincing Win

In another Group F clash, Morocco, considered pre-tournament favorites, displayed their prowess with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Tanzania. The match saw Morocco dominating from the start, securing a solid win and underlining their potential to go far in the tournament.

As Group F action continues, all eyes are now on the upcoming fixtures, with Morocco facing DR Congo and Zambia meeting Tanzania in the next round of games. Meanwhile, the highly anticipated encounter between Ivory Coast and Nigeria awaits in Group A, while Egypt and Ghana seek their first win in Group B.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Government must stop wasting tax payers money on idi.ots who seem not to understand what they are at Afcon, there is lack of seriousness in the team, The match statistics honestly 3 shots at goal!
    What was the striking force doing! And you can’t keep on playing defensive football…the team is not going anywhere!
    Better to focus on our women who knows and understand what they want. Men’s teams are childish and stu.pid in the heads. And if the don’t use their strength which is speed they are out of the tournament.

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  2. THERE WAS NO MIDFIELD TO TALK ABOUT. THE COACH IS CLUELESS.
    GOVERNMENT IS WASTING MONEY SUPPORTING THEM
    FAZ PRESIDENT AND HIS COACH SACKED THEMSELVES LAST NIGHT.
    BRING BACK KALU

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  3. This was really a tough watch. We struggled both tactfully and at the basics of passing and controlling the ball. I’m all for defending if you have to but we rode on nothing but luck. I´m not expecting much from this lot!

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  4. When I heard predictions on radio and TV before the match, I knew that Zambian soccer fans did not know much about what was to happen and i kept laughing to myself. Outplayed in all departments. And I know the usual weak excuses will come up, that we have not been to Afcon for years. It was the same with women at the world cup, two 5 nil bushings ati it’s okay it is a first time we are going there. Get serious for once

  5. Zambia lacks an imposing midfield. A strong midfield helps to dictate the game by supplying balls upfront, restraining the opposing team from attacking and thus give some breathing space to the defenders. The weak midfield causes our team to be always on the defensive. And yet we blame the defense. Typical Zambian mentality of addressing the symptoms and not the root cause.

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  6. This was far from being entertaining match as the writer has indicated. We were in hell for 90+ minutes. Only the Sunzu and Musonda plus the keeper played. What is Lubambo doing at AFCON? Haaa that was really embarrassing. Even Namibia can beat us the way we played yesterday.

  7. Ok Zambia played Sunday football in the park but ba DRC ni ma kula pa goal. I mean these guys played with anger and possibly saw ghosts in front of the Zambian goal.

  8. How do you expect the team to play well when they have a government that is incompetent and the country is ravaged by cholera and the economy is on its knees? Zambia will only ever win afcon under pf governance.

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  9. In all fairness, I personally do not blame the entire team because the entire Congo team plays football in Europe and some of the players are even top scorers talk of Bongonda , yoane wissie these are quality players.

    Actually we are supposed to celebrate for holding Congo and we have a chance against Tanzania on Sunday, we need to manage the Sunday game , a win change the group standing.

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  10. Terrible display by Zambia. The retiree manager needs to update his tactics. Zambia plays better being more aggressive and attacking, not sitting back. Their left back is a liability. Forget progressing with this type of play.

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