ZAMBIA STARTS LIFE WITHOUT SINKALA AGAINST TUNISIA | AFCON 2015 – KAWOWO

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Nathan Sinkala
Nathan Sinkala

Zambian Chipolopolo Stars approach Thursday’s AFCON 2015 group B match against the technically gifted Tunisians without midfield gem, Nathan Sinkala.

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The midfield icon suffered the injury that ruled him out of the rest of the tournament.
Both Tunisia and Zambia have fetched a point apiece with a clear cut victory for either sides likely to present a cutting edge as the quest for the knock out slot intensifies.

Tunisia coach George Leekens has a fully fit squad to choose from but they have had problems at their hotel.
“At 0200 on Wednesday there was a lot of water in the rooms in our hotel – we had to change rooms, some players sleeping four in a room,” he is quoted by the media.

MATCH KEY FACTS:
•    Tunisia have won two and drawn two of four previous Cup of Nations clashes with Zambia, including a shock 4-2 triumph in a 1996 semi-final in South African city Durban
•    Zambia have not won a matchday 2 fixture since trouncing Burkina Faso 5-1 19 years ago. Chipolopolo have lost five matches and drawn three since
•    The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia have struggled since lifting the trophy as 2004 hosts – making three quarter-final exits and being eliminated twice after the first round
•    Zambian Honour Janza is one of just three local-based coaches at the 2015 tournament. The others are Florent Ibenge from the Democratic Republic of Congo and South African Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba
•    Second-place Tunisia are nine places above Zambia on the Fifa Africa rankings and 28 spots higher on the world rankings

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