Thursday, February 29, 2024

Zambia Shows Resilience in 1-1 Draw with Tanzania Despite Challenges

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In a closely contested match against Tanzania, Zambia demonstrated resilience and determination, securing a 1-1 draw in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. The match saw Patson Daka being named Man of the Match for his crucial contribution.

Tanzania took an early lead with Simon Msuva finding the back of the net after 11 minutes, putting Zambia on the back foot. Despite facing adversity with the red-carding of captain Roderick Kabwe just before halftime, Zambia fought back and equalized in the 88th minute through a goal by Patson Daka.

Patson Daka named Man of the Match

The first half was marked by challenges for Zambia, starting with the swift counter-attack that led to Tanzania’s goal. Captain Kabwe’s second yellow card, resulting in his expulsion, further added to Zambia’s difficulties. The team’s coach, Avram Grant, also found himself in the referee’s book, receiving a yellow card amid the heated moments.

Despite these setbacks, Zambia displayed defensive solidity, with goalkeeper Lawrence Mulenga making crucial saves. Daka, a prominent figure having played in the Premier League with Leicester City, showcased his skills, forcing a save from Tanzanian goalkeeper Aisha Manula before securing the equalizer.

Analyzing the performance, football experts pointed out both positives and areas for improvement. The defensive resilience of Zambia was commendable, particularly considering they played with ten men for the entire second half. However, critiques were raised about decision-making, particularly in the lead-up to Tanzania’s goal.

The lack of pace in Zambia’s defensive center-back pairing was identified as a potential vulnerability, affecting the team’s ability to transition quickly into the attack. Football analysts also highlighted the importance of team collaboration over individual glory, citing an opportunity where Daka could have passed the ball to Fashion Sakala.

Looking ahead, Zambia has a 50% chance of progressing to the round of 16, with all four teams in the group having drawn at least one match. The team’s fate will be determined in the final group match on Wednesday in the Ivory Coast, where Zambia aims to secure a positive result and advance in the tournament.

25 COMMENTS

  1. IT SOUNDS UNPATRIOTIC TO SAY IT: “ONLY A MIRACLE IS REQUIRED FOR ZAMBIA TO BEAT MORROCO TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT STAGE”
    SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG!
    THE TEAM IS DISJOINTED. THERE IS NO PLAN. AGAINST TANZANIA THE PLAYERS LOOKED VERY TIRED.
    FAZ PRESIDENT AND HIS COACH: OUT PLEASE

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    • The government of Zambia pays millions to support FAZ, but the Europeans crooks of FIFA are the only ones who can control FAZ. Zambia cannot control FAZ

    • Morocco can be beaten by a fast pace attacking game. They looked tired against Zaire (for reasons of historical football battles against Zaire, I still prefer to call them that, not DRC). Let Zambia revert to their fast running, quick passing game, and the ‘miracle’ will look simple.

    • Imwe fyonse is tribal sure. Why fire coach just because he is Israelite?
      The best coach can do is to be tribal too like you. He shouldn’t start with any player with name start with Ka…
      Kabwe, Kapumbu, Kangwa, Kampamba etc.

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    • Nostradumus you are on the button. There is a skewed distribution in ‘tribal origin’ of our team’s names. No sign of the Nyambes, Hamoongas, Mushalas, Sakuwahas, Chiengis of this world, and other such. Funny enough, there is a ‘Nyambe’ in the Namibian national team.

  2. Its only in Zambia where we think prayers ia what you need to excel in sports….its only in Zambia where we think all we need to get rid of chorela is prayer but not clean surroundings….keep throwing garbage everywhere and feces and then pray for chorela to disappear

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    • True….I remember a prayer ceremony being called to halt the depreciation of the Kwacha by the PF. You could tell the country was losing it

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    • When you are completely paralysed and neutralised by US $33 billion borrowed and looted (Michael Satan and Edna Lungu), you do not have money to spend on player development, or to prevent cholera. Avram Grant has managed to keep this team from losing, which given the quality of the talent, is probably the best that can be done. Frederick Chipuba gave the mines and everything else to white people, because in his stupid and uneducated mind, he thought that they would fix and develop Zambia for him. In stead, white people looted the country, completely cut support from football, and together with his own unpatriotic and indifferent attitude to Zambia, he left the national to ride in obsolete 70 year old world war 2 transport planes, in which they crashed and died.

    • “Zambia Shows Resilience”? Niye resilience ija? They played like camels who had just completed a trek. Tanzania were more sprightly.

  3. That game am considering it as as loss, we were supposed to beat Tanzania simple. It’s actually Tanzania that showed resilience by holding us to a 1 all draw a team that has never won a match at Afcon

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    • Zambia is sailing on past glory. The mines teams, which were the incubators of football talent in Zambia are long gone. Zambia is now no better than Namibia, Malawi or Tanzania. You should blame Frederick Chipuba for giving our mines away to white people.

    • Mathafaka HH has done what he can do and helped the men and women’s teams financially. Your fellow relative, Andrew Kamanga, needs to explain where the money given by FIFA to the women’s team for qualifying has gone. You are the same mathafakas who cut support to the 1994 team, leaving them to fly on unairworthy 70 year old WW2 planes in which they crashed and died. You cannot tell us anything. You were in the government that borrowed and looted US $33 billion under Michael Satan and Edna Lungu…can you explain why you did this to Zambia?

  4. I think the rules for this competition should be changed. Extra Points should be given for a country whose President has spent the most time flying!

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  5. Going by the game Morocco played against Zaire, Zambia has a real chance against Morocco. Have you forgotten when we beat the golden generation of Ivory cost?

  6. Its an indicator of how backward Zambia has become after missing three consecutive AFCONs..And its a Chelsea fan at FAZ who employed Avram

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  7. Kikikikikikiki! If they could agree to those rules we would win hands down.
    Aren’t Motsepe and HH friends?

  8. Kikikikikikiki! If they could agree to those rules we would win hands down.
    Aren’t Motsepe and HH friends? They can conniving to change the rules

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