Zambia battle for Cecafa bronze

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Abubaker of Tanzania Mainland shield the ball from Stanley Shimbi of Zambia
Abubaker of Tanzania Mainland shield the ball from Stanley Shimbi of Zambia

Patrice Beaumelle is sure Zambia will recover from Tuesdays defeat in time for Thursday’s battle for Cecafa bronze against Tanzania.

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Zambia face Tanzania in a Cecafa Cup third and fourth playoff game in Nairobi barely 48 hours after losing 2-1 to Sudan in their semifinal meeting that was decided in extra-time down on the coast in Mombasa.

Beaumelle admitted that playing five games in 20 days while crisscrossing Kenya has been a grueling experience but that his side will be recharged for their reunion against Tanzania in Nairobi.

Thursday’s meeting will be the two sides’ second meeting at this year’s Cecafa tournament that comes to an end tomorrow.

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Zambia drew 1-1 with Tanzania in the first game in an Group B opening game on November 28 in Machakos.

“This game will be different, it’s not a group stage, but we have to be fresh after a tiring tournament,” Beaumelle said.

“The team that will be fresh will perform better.

“Playing 20 days in this competition almost every day is very tiring, we had difficulties with the pitch but we have to be fresh for tomorrow’s game.”

 

MTN football

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