MATCH CENTRE

WED 10 SEPTEMBER 2014, 19:00

2
VS
1

Cape Verde shock troubled Zambia

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Wed September 10, 21:50

Zambia's woeful week in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers got from bad to worse when they lost 2-1 away to inform Cape Verde in Praia on Wednesday.

The defeat came just five days after they kicked off their 2015 qualifiers with a 0-0 home draw with Mozambique on September 6.

Zambia then arrived for the Cape Verde game fifteen hours before kick-off after taking a nine hour flight to Praia on the eve of the game following a 48 hour delay in sourcing a charter plane for the trip.

Cape Verde dominated Zambia in the first half and took a deserved lead in the 32nd minute through Ze Luis.

Ze Luis' goal was his second in the qualifiers after netting one in Cape Verde's 3-1 away win over Niger last Saturday.

Zambia equalised in the 54th minute though Jacob Mulenga to give his beleaguered side some hope.

However, Ryan Mendes made sure of the points after a sweeping move in the 75th minute to give The Blue Sharks a historic win in their debut meeting with Zambia.

Cape Verde remain in firm command of Group F on six points, two ahead of Mozambique who drew 1-1 with Niger in Maputo.

Zambia are third on one point, tied with bottom placed Niger whom they visit next on October 10.

Cape Verde too will be on the road next month when they visit Mozambique.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
CAPE VERDE ZAMBIA
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
13
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
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