MATCH CENTRE

SAT 23 JANUARY 2016, 18:00, RUBAVU

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Katongo takes Zambia to CHAN quarterfinals

by BackPageTXT

Sat January 23, 20:11

Zambia defeated Uganda 1-0 in their second 2016 CAF African Championship, Group D match held at the Stade Umuganda in Gisenyi, Rwanda on Saturday evening.

A first half header by skipper Chris Katongo was enough to hand the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations champions the win and a ticket to the last eight.

The first 10 minutes of the clash saw Uganda kept busy with Chipolopolo aiming to bag an early goal.

However, Awany Dennis of Uganda also showed his intentions to the Zambians a few minutes in down the right flank delivering for midfielder Erisa Ssekisambu, but his shot went wide.

The match was lively towards the 20thminute with both sides knocking the ball around. Zambia thought they scored when Katongo chipped the oncoming Mathias Kigonya only for defender Juluko Kassaga to clear the ball on the line.

Five minutes later, George Lwandamina’s side dominated the proceedings but Uganda were strong in defence.

In the 35th minute, Joseph Ochaya struck a fantastic set piece heading for the top corner, but keeper Jacob Banda produced a fine save.

After 42 minutes into the contest, Katongo scored with a fine header from a free-kick down the left flank - the veteran out jumped the Ugandan defence to beat goalkeeper Kigonya.

It was 1-0 at half time.

The Cranes of Uganda pushed to get an equaliser and Banda was the busiest of the two keepers as he was forced to come out and made some crucial blocks.

In the 60th minute, Uganda enjoyed ball possession but struggled to penetrate the Chipolopolo defence.

With 15 minutes to go, Isaac Chansa missed a great opportunity to make it two when he failed to connect with the ball.

In the 80th minute, Clatous Chama received a sweet pass from the midfield and tried to beat the keeper, but he took too many touches which saw him lose the ball.

In the last 10 minutes, the Zambians managed to retain the ball in the Ugandan territory as they walked away as victors.

Zambia: (1) 1 (Katongo 42’)

Uganda: (0) 0

Zambia: Banda, Kabamba, Munthali, Chansa (Sautu 90’), Katongo, A. Chama, Chirwa, C. Chama, Daka (Luchanga 70’), Musekwa, Phiri (Sakala 39’)

Uganda: Kigonya, Oola, Kassaga, Muwanga, Keziron, Joseph, Mutyaba (Serunkuma 70’), Robert (Frank 46’), Ssekisambu, Ivan (Martin 59’), Dennis

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