Zambia out to stun African champs Algeria

Zambia out to stun African champs Algeria
Algerian player Saphir Taider (R) fights for the ball with Zambian player Patson Daka (L)

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Mar 24, 2021. 15:00

Zambia will play host to Algeria in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group H match on Thursday.


Kick-off is at 21h00 CAT.


The encounter is scheduled to be played at the National Heroes Stadium in Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka.


Chipolopolo succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to the Zebras of Botswana away in their previous Group H match which was played in November 2020.


As a result, Zambia are placed fourth on the Group H standings – two points behind second-placed Zimbabwe with two matches left.


2022 AFCON QUALIFIERS GROUP STANDINGS


The Austria-based duo of Patson Daka and Enock Mwepu will be key for Chipolopolo as they look to keep their hopes of qualifying for the finals alive.


Meanwhile, Algeria were held to a 2-2 draw by the Warriors of Zimbabwe away in their previous Group H match which was played in November 2020.


Therefore, the Desert Foxes are placed at the top of the Group H standings – five points above second-placed Zimbabwe and Algeria have already qualified for the finals.


The African champions will look to England-based attackers Said Benrahma and Riyad Mahrez when they face Chipolopolo.


The last meeting between Zambia and Algeria was in November 2019.


The Desert Foxes emerged 5-0 winners over Chipolopolo in a Group H match in Blida, Algeria.







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