Zambia face Botswana in Southern African Derby

Zambia face Botswana in Southern African Derby
Enock Mwepu of Zambia

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Nov 11, 2020. 12:00

Zambia will square off with Botswana in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Thursday.

Kick-off is at 6:00 pm CAT.

The Group H match is set to be played at the National Heroes Stadium in the capital city of Zambia, Lusaka.

Zambia are placed fourth on the Group H standings without a single point having played two matches.

Chipolopolo succumbed to a 5-0 defeat to Algeria away in their first game, before suffering a 2-1 defeat to Zambia in November 2019.

The Southern African giants will look to Austria-based midfielder Enock Mwepu, who is one of the key players for Bundesliga champions RB Salzburg.

Meanwhile, Botswana are placed third on the Group H standings having accumulated one point from their first two matches.

The Zebras started their Group F campaign with a 0-0 draw against Zimbabwe away, before losing 1-0 to Algeria at home in their second game in November 2019.

South Africa-based midfielder-cum-forward Mogakolodi Ngele is the player to watch out for in the Botswana team having impressed at Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila this season.

The last meeting between Zambia and Botswana was in August 2019 and the former ran out 3-2 winners in the 2021 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier in Lusaka.


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