MATCH CENTRE

WED 19 NOVEMBER 2014, 18:00, NDOLA

1
VS
0

Zambia stun Cape Verde to avenge defeat

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Wed November 19, 21:22

Zambia wrapped up their 2015 Africa Cup qualifiers on a high after beating Cape Verde 1-0 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Wednesday night.

The home win at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium was sweet revenge for Zambia over Cape Verde who were the only side to have beaten Honour Janza’s side in the qualifiers.

Cape Verde beat Zambia 2-1 on match day two away in Praia as the Blue Sharks made their intentions known in Group F on their way to qualifying with two games in hand.

Meanwhile, Zambia enjoyed the lion's share of chances especially in the first half but were again poor in front of goal.

Striker Emmanuel Mayuka had Zambia's first shot on goal in the 5th minute but Cape Verde goalkeeper Kevin Sousa saved his shot with ease.

Kalaba then teased the Blue Sharks goalkeeper Kevin Sousa in the 12th minute but his shot was rising.

Zambia's winning goal came in the 78th minute through striker Reynold Kampamba who sent Sousa the other way to after making a darting run into the box.

This was Kampamba’s first goal in the qualifiers.

Meanwhile, the defeat did little to affect Cape Verde status at the top of Group F where they finished the qualifiers on 12 points, one more than Zambia.

Both sides have qualified to the 2015 Africa Cup to be held in Equatorial Guinea from January 17 to February 8.

Wednesday win also saw Janza win three games on the trot from eight matches in charge with one loss since he was appointed coach in August 2015.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE NDOLA
ZAMBIA GOALS CAPE VERDE GOALS
Reynold Kampamba (78')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 3
ZAMBIA STARTING LINEUP CAPE VERDE STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
79'
1
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
64'
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
56'
0
Midfielder
48'
0
Midfielder
71'
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
66'
0
Forward/Striker
33'
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
78'
0
Forward/Striker
76'
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Chisamba Lungu
Midfielder
33'
0
Josimar
Defender
66'
0
Lubambo Musonda
Midfielder
48'
0
Carlos Lima
Midfielder
76'
0
CARDS
Donashano Malama
Defender
64'
0
Nivaldo
Defender
56'
0
Antonio Monteiro
Midfielder
71'
0
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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