Zambia captain Rainford Kalaba
Saturday Jun 10, 2017. 16:26
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier between Zambia and Mozambique from the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Saturday 10 June 2017.
Zambia: Mweene; Kapumbu, Phiri (Ching’andu 33′), Sunzu, Z.Tembo – Silwimba, F.Tembo, Lungu, Mtongo – Kalaba (Singuluma 72′), Mbesuma (Daka 47′)
Mozambique: Timane; Januario, Chavango Junior, Matsimbe, Ratifo, Sitoe, Mandava (Miquissone 65′), Gabriel Dove, Pelembe, Kambala, Bauque
73′ Captain Kalaba makes way for the hosts with TP Mazembe teammate Singuluma taking his place on the pitch. Kalaba and Mbesuma well below their best this afternoon.
67′ Ball again falls to Sunzu from a corner-kick, but he is off balance as his header attempt flies over the crossbar. Zambia doing everything in their might not to score it seems…
60′ Hour played in Ndola and still goalless. Will Zambia be made to rue their missed chances as the Mambas start to find their rhythm? Pressure is surely on the hosts!
55′ CHANCE! Kondwani Mtonga unlucky to see his attempt canon off the post! Mambas caught napping in their penalty area and very lucky not to fall a goal behind.
53′ Still waiting for the first chance of the second stanza with Zambia desperate to open the scoring.
46′ Second-half underway in Ndola.
45+1′ Half-Time: Zambia 0-0 Mozambique
40′ Into the final five minutes of the half and we are still goalless in Ndola. The Mambas more than holding their own.
27′ CHANCE! The Mambas first chance falls to Pelembe, but the experienced winger is only able to guide his shot wide despite being unmarked inside the area.
23′ MISS! Another chance, this time Fwayo Tembo guides his rasping effort wide of goal.
22′ CHANCE! Perfect cross by Fwayo Tembo to pick out Kalaba but he fails to hit the target with his header attempt.
17′ CHANCE! Free-kick whipped in and the ball falls favourably for Sunzu, but the big defender can only succeed in flashing his shot over the crossbar.
10′ Crowd on their feat as Zambia get some go forward ball, but the Mambas just about hold on as Kalaba fails to conjure a shot after bursting into the area.
6′ Early pressure applied by Zambia, but the first corner-kick falls to Mozambique…it comes to nothing. Lively start to the game with both teams eager to get their campaign off to the perfect start.
1′ Kick-off in Ndola!
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