Guinea open U20 AFCON with a loss

Guinea open U20 AFCON with a loss
Zambia's Patson Daka

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Feb 26, 2017. 17:53

Guinea failed to overcome Zambia in their 2017 CAF U20 Africa Cup of Nations Group A match as they lost 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at National Stadium in Lusaka.

In the wake of the defeat, the junior Sylli Nationale remain placed at the bottom of the log table with zero points from one and they will have to beat Egypt on Wednesday, March 1.

The hosts managed to bag the second half winning goal through Patson Daka.

Zambia started like a house on fire as they probed for an early goal, but the young Syli Nationale stood their ground.

Beston Chambeshi's men were cautioned when Boyd Musonda recived a warning when he fouled Ibrahima Sylla in the with one minute to go to the interval.

Despite pressure from the hosts, Guinea managed to absorb it and frustrated the Junior Chipolopolo as the Group A encounter failed to produce the goals in the first half.

However, the hosts nearly bagged the lead after creating three clear cut opportunities four minutes into the second stanza.

Chambeshi's efforts to motivate his charges came to fruition when they broke the deadlock in the 48th minute through Daka.

The win now takes Chambeshi's men to top spot on the log table with three points and will now be motivated for their next match against Mali on March 1.

Zambia (0) 1 (Daka 48')
Guinea 0

Zambia: Banda, Nyondo, Chiluay, S Sakala, Luchanga, F Sakala, Mwepu, Mayembe, Chilufya, Dhaka, Musonda

Guinea: Camara, Sylla, Diaby, M Camara, D Camara, Yansane, A Camara, Kane, Soumah, Bangoura (M. Sylla 51')

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