MATCH CENTRE

WED 23 MARCH 2016, 18:00, CHILILABOMBWE

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VS
1

Zambia, Congo in stalemate

by Staff Reporter

Wed March 23, 20:30

Congo maintained their place atop their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group with a 1-1 draw against Zambia at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Wednesday.

The result sees both teams on five points after three games following a win and a draw each in their previous encounters.

The result combined with Guinea Bissau’s 1-0 win over Kenya in the other Group E match sees Congo on top of the standings with five points, followed by Zambia (also on five points), then Guinea Bissau in third with four points and Kenya in last place with one point.

Congo will be the happier of the two teams after coming from behind to secure a point away from home in front of boisterous Zambian spectators.

The opening half produced very little in terms of goalmouth action with neither side able to fashion any clear-cut chances which resulted in the stanza ending 0-0.

Zambia took the game by the scruff of the neck at the start of the second 45 and made their dominance count with the opening goal on the hour mark courtesy of a strike from Winston Kalengo, 1-0.

Congo, though, fought back and manged to find an equaliser in the 75th minute thanks to a clinical finish from Jordan Massengo, 1-1.

Neither team could find the winner in the final 15 minutes of the tie as the match ended all-square.

The reverse fixture will take place four days later, on 27 March 2016, at the Stade Alphonse Massamba Debat in Brazzav

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