Holders Zambia silence Rwanda in Kigali

Holders Zambia silence Rwanda in Kigali
13 May 2018 10:24

Zambia began their defence on a promising note beating Rwanda 2-0 away on Saturday in Kigali.

 

Francisco Mwepu scored in either half to give the Junior Chipolopolo a first leg cushioning ahead of the return next week in Lusaka.

 

Mwepu, whose brother Enoch was a member of the Zambia squad that won the African title on home soil last year, broke the deadlock on 33 minutes to give visitors the lead at the interval.

 

After several unsuccessful attempts, the hosts had their problems compounded when Protais Sindambiwe was sent off on 59 minutes for a tackle on Lameck Banda.

 

With a man down, the numerical disadvantage was a gain for the Zambians and Mwepu sealed victory with his second of the day on 79 minutes.

 

Rwanda has not been to finals of the biennial championship since 2009 as host and have a mountain to climb in the reverse next week.

 

The winner will face either Burundi or Sudan for a place at the final tournament scheduled for 2-17 February 2019 in Niger.

 

Results

Friday, 11 May 2018

Algeria 0-0 Ghana

 

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Mauritania 1-0 Guinea

Guinea Bissau 2-2 Nigeria

Burkina Faso 3-1 Libya

Gabon 3-0 Cote d’Ivoire

Rwanda 0-2 Zambia

Burundi 1-1 Sudan

Uganda 1-0 Cameroon

Mozambique 1-1 South Africa

Malawi 1-2 Angola

Botswana 1-1 Congo

Senegal 0-0 Egypt

 

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Gambia vs Benin

Tanzania vs Mali

 

  

 

Fixtures and Results

Sun 12 Aug 2018

3rd Round
1:1

Sat 04 Aug 2018

3rd Round
3:1

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