MATCH CENTRE

SUN 15 NOVEMBER 2015, 15:00, NDOLA

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Zambia join Gabon, Uganda in the third round of qualifying

by BackPageTXT

Sun November 15, 17:30

Zambia booked their place in the third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying following a 2-0 (3-0 on aggregate) win over Sudan.

Lubambo Musonda and Winston Kalengo found the back of the net for Chipolopolo at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Sunday following a 1-0 win in Karima earlier this week.

The hosts were frustrated after 45 minutes in the second-leg with the Sudan defence stifling every Zambian attack.

To their credit, the Falcons of Jediane went closest to finding the opener in the first-half with Atahir Eltahir seeing his rasping effort inches over Kennedy Mweene's crossbar.

Zambia finally found the opener a minute before the hour mark through Musonda. Kalengo initially saw his towering header tipped onto the crossbar by Akram El Hadi before his teammate pounced to send the home fans into delirium.

Kalengo put the icing on the cake in the 81st minute with his second goal of the two-legged affair.

The Zesco United striker pick pocketed Sudan captain Mohamed Ali Alkhdir before racing into the area and guiding the ball into the back of the net.

Zambia join Gabon and Uganda in the third round. The Panthers beat Mozambique on penalties while the Cranes cruised to a 4-0 aggregate win over Togo.

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