MATCH CENTRE

SUN 31 JANUARY 2016, 18:00, GISENYI

0(4)
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0(5)

Rwanda 2016: Guinea send Chipolopolo packing

by BackPageTXT

Sun January 31, 21:10

Guinea have booked themselves a spot in the 2016 CAF African Championships semifinals after beating Zambia 5-4 on penalties at Umuganda Stadium in Gisenyi, Rwanda on Sunday evening.

Chris Katongo, Daut Musekwa and Stephen Kambamba missed from the spot whilst Mohamed Youla, Sory Soumah, Aziz Keita, Thierno Camara and Mohamed Thiam netted for Guinea after the quarterfinal match ended 0-0 following 120 minutes of action.

From the first minute Syli Nationale took control of the match and enjoyed good touches in the Chipolopolo half.

With Zambian skipper, Katongo, a highly watched man by Guinea defenders, George Lwandamina’s side was forced to play long balls.

Consquently, chances on goal were at a minimum as both teams defended stoutly.

In the 27th minute Salulani Phiri tried to beat Keita from long range shot as he spotted the keeper off his line ,but the ball went wide.

With 10 minutes to go before the half time break, a good shot by Ibrahima Sankhon nearly beat Jacob Banda, but it went inches wide off the far post.

It was 0-0 at the interval.

With the start of the second half rain began to fall which resulted in both teams' play becoming a little sloppy.

A well taken shot by Sankhon from a set piece nearly put Syli Nationale ahead in the 72nd minute, but his effort struck the woodwork.

In the 80th minute Katongo nearly scored when he saw his header going wide off the far post.

Regular time ended 0-0 and the match moved into extra-time.

Guinea nearly grabbed a goal in the first half of extra time when substitute Boniface Haba was denied twice by Banda from close range.

The second stanza saw the Zambians missing two chances with Sakala aiming to beat the sleepy defence, but Keita was alert to clear the danger.

With just five minutes remaining, Keita denied Chama in the box after a good run and shot by the Zambian.

A few minutes later Banda showed his quality when he stopped Camara in a one on one situation.

Neither side could find a goal as 120 minutes of action ended goalless.

Keita scored the winning penalty to ensure Syli Nationale are through to meet DRC in the semifinals.

Zambia: (0) 0
Guinea: (0) 0
*Guinea beat Zambia 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out

Zambia: Banda, Munthali (Sakala 99’), Kabamba, Chansa (Sautu 95’), Katongo, A. Chama, Chirwa, C. Chama, Mulao, Musekwa, Phiri (Mfune 80’)

Guinea: Keita, Thiam, I. Bangoura, D. Camara, A. Bangoura, Sankhon, Soumah, Sylla (Bouba 80’), T. Camara, K. Bangoura (I. Camara 99’), Youla

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
ZAMBIA GUINEA
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
161
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
13
Defender
6
Defender
20
Defender
2
23
Defender
18
Defender
4
Defender
14
Defender
5
Defender
13
9
Midfielder
8
Defender
3
Midfielder
3
Defender
6
Midfielder
11
Defender
21
Midfielder
10
Defender
15
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
14
Forward/Striker
20
Midfielder
18
Forward/Striker
12
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
8
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
2
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