Zambia’s Chipolopolo eliminated from Afcon

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Chipolopolo coach Honour Janza says the Zambia national soccer team has a lot of potential that should be harnessed for the future. Speaking to press men after his team’s elimination from the 2015 Afcon finals ,Janza said while it was painful for Chipolopolo to go out at this stage it is important to note that the young lads that came to the finals have learnt something.
“Yes it is sad but let us be positive that the future looks bright for our team, the young boys we came with here will be a force in African football in the next two to three years” he emphasised.

And Chipolopolo vice team captain Kennedy Mweene says he still has a lot of football in him and is not thinking about retiring but helping the team in future assignments. Mweene says he has experience that he can share with the young players that have come to join Chipolopolo.

Thr veteran and Africa cup winning keeper has also paid tribute to the young lads in the team.

“Let us encourage them and make them good players.I am sure in the next few years they will utilise what they have learnt.” he added.

Meanwhile, FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya has challenged the team not to throw away what they have leanrt at this competition but instead, keep their experiences and utilise them for future tournaments.

And skipper of the side Rainford Kalaba was voted man of the match.

Zambia was this evening eliminated from the ongoing Afcon finals after drawing nil all with Cape Verde. Tunisia and Congo DR have advanced to the last eight.

 

 

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Persistent showers fell through the first half and the rain became extremely heavy during half-time and in the early stages of the second half.

Puddles appeared on the pitch but play continued and the rain finally stopped.

Zambia’s Evans Kangwa missed a great chance late on while Antonio Varela earlier headed over at the other end.

Cape Verde missed out on qualifying on goals scored after only finding the net once in three matches, with a penalty, compared to DR Congo’s two strikes.

The weather will be the main talking point in a match from which either side could have qualified for the quarter-finals.

Tunisia’s first-half goal against DR Congo left Cape Verde, who only needed a draw to go through, in pole position but the equaliser in that match meant that both teams progressed.

Zambia, winners in 2012, needed a victory to progress and Rainford Kalaba came close to putting his side ahead in the 24th minute when he cut inside and hit a shot which deflected past the post.

Seven minutes later, Zambia failed to clear a free-kick which was hit deep into their penalty area and the ball broke to Calu who blazed over the bar.

Kalaba caused Cape Verde more problems three minutes before half-time when his free-kick from 25 yards forced goalkeeper Vozinha to punch the ball away.

But the Blue Sharks nearly went ahead seconds before the interval when Varela stooped to meet a free-kick six yards out but could only head over the top.

The early stages of the second half were farcical with players struggling to keep their footing and pass the ball more than a few yards at times.

But the match continued and as the rain stopped falling, the conditions eased for the players.

Cape Verde substitute Djaniny tried his luck from 20 yards out midway through the second half but Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene was equal to it.

Djaniny caused more problems nine minutes later when he combined with fellow substitute Odair Fortes but he could not quite beat Mweene.

Zambia’s moment arrived in the 78th minute when a lovely centre from Chisamba Lungu set up Kangwa but he somehow missed the target from 10 yards.

Cape Verde coach Rui Aguas:

“I’m very sad and disappointed with the result but not with my players. They did all they could.

“We missed a lot of chances in three games but we gave 100 per cent, we gave our all.

“Zambia and us were the best teams in the group. For Congo there is happiness. One goal makes all the difference, one miss makes all the difference. Football is often cruel and it is now our turn to feel it.”

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (3) & SUBSTITUTIONS (6)

Cape Verde Islands

  • 01 Vozinha
  • 23 Soares Tavares Booked (Alves Miranda – 79′ )
  • 14 Estaline Dias Barros
  • 03 Varela
  • 02 Dos Santos Tavares
  • 15 Monteiro
  • 17 Lima
  • 08 Varela Monteiro (Fortes – 74′ )
  • 11 Mendes Rodrigues
  • 20 Mendes da Graça (Tavares Semedo – 57′ )
  • 10 Almeida Ramos

Substitutes

  • 04 Silveira da Graca
  • 05 Monteiro Macedo Babanco
  • 06 Monteiro Semedo
  • 07 Fortes
  • 09 Alves Miranda
  • 12 Sousa
  • 13 Almada Soares
  • 16 Cruz
  • 18 Freitas Santos
  • 19 Tavares
  • 21 Tavares Semedo
  • 22 Fortes

Zambia

  • 16 Mweene
  • 06 Nkausu
  • 04 Munthali Booked (Malama – 58′ )
  • 13 Sunzu
  • 18 Mbola
  • 14 Mtonga
  • 03 Lungu
  • 11 Musonda (Ngoma – 72′ )
  • 15 Singuluma (Mulenga – 84′ )
  • 17 Kalaba
  • 12 Kangwa Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Munyao
  • 02 Malama
  • 05 Kabwe
  • 07 Sautu
  • 08 Musakanya
  • 09 Kampamba
  • 10 Mulenga
  • 21 Mwanza
  • 22 Titima
  • 23 Ngoma
Ref: Néant Alioum

MATCH STATS

Possession48%52%90minsCape Verde IslandsZambia

Shots

912

On target

13

Corners

33

Fouls

725

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full TimeMatch ends, Cape Verde Islands 0, Zambia 0.

90:00+3:07Full time

Full TimeSecond Half ends, Cape Verde Islands 0, Zambia 0.

90:00+2:01Attempt missed. Mukuka Mulenga (Zambia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00+1:07Offside, Zambia. Emmanuel Mbola tries a through ball, but Rainford Kalaba is caught offside.

90:00+0:53Attempt blocked. Calú (Cape Verde Islands) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00+0:49Attempt blocked. Héldon (Cape Verde Islands) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:44Héldon (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:44Foul by Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia).

88:17Offside, Cape Verde Islands. Rodrigues tries a through ball, but Fernando Varela is caught offside.

87:30Calú (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:30Foul by Mukuka Mulenga (Zambia).

87:06Attempt saved. Rainford Kalaba (Zambia) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mukuka Mulenga.

83:26Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:26Foul by Patrick Ngoma (Zambia).

83:05Substitution

SubstitutionSubstitution, Zambia. Mukuka Mulenga replaces Given Singuluma.

82:20Kuca (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:20Foul by Davies Nkausu (Zambia).

80:48Gegé (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:48Foul by Patrick Ngoma (Zambia).

79:43Offside, Cape Verde Islands. Rodrigues tries a through ball, but Odaïr Fortes is caught offside.

 

78:59

Attempt saved. Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Chisamba Lungu with a cross.

78:47Substitution

SubstitutionSubstitution, Cape Verde Islands. Kuca replaces Carlitos.

78:12

Corner, Zambia. Conceded by Fernando Varela.

77:33

Attempt missed. Evans Kangwa (Zambia) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick Ngoma.

76:46

Offside, Cape Verde Islands. Carlitos tries a through ball, but Héldon is caught offside.

74:47Booking

BookingEvans Kangwa (Zambia) is shown the yellow card.

74:42

Evans Kangwa (Zambia) has gone down, but that’s a dive.

73:26Substitution

SubstitutionSubstitution, Cape Verde Islands. Odaïr Fortes replaces Toni Varela.

73:05

Offside, Cape Verde Islands. Fernando Varela tries a through ball, but Héldon is caught offside.

72:19

Hand ball by Nuno Rocha (Cape Verde Islands).

71:42

Attempt missed. Patrick Ngoma (Zambia) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rainford Kalaba with a cross.

71:16

Foul by Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands).

71:16

Donashano Malama (Zambia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:01Substitution

SubstitutionSubstitution, Zambia. Patrick Ngoma replaces Lubambo Musonda.

70:39

Stopira (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:39

Foul by Lubambo Musonda (Zambia).

68:58

Attempt missed. Nuno Rocha (Cape Verde Islands) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Toni Varela.

66:39

Héldon (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:39

Foul by Donashano Malama (Zambia).

65:04

Stopira (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:04

Foul by Lubambo Musonda (Zambia).

62:55

Corner, Cape Verde Islands. Conceded by Kennedy Mweene.

62:54

Attempt saved. Djaniny (Cape Verde Islands) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stopira.

59:24

Foul by Toni Varela (Cape Verde Islands).

59:24

Chisamba Lungu (Zambia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:45

Offside, Zambia. Stoppila Sunzu tries a through ball, but Rainford Kalaba is caught offside.

57:20Substitution

SubstitutionSubstitution, Zambia. Donashano Malama replaces Christopher Munthali.

56:55Substitution

SubstitutionSubstitution, Cape Verde Islands. Djaniny replaces Ryan Mendes.

55:50

Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:50

Foul by Rainford Kalaba (Zambia).

54:54

Attempt blocked. Rainford Kalaba (Zambia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:35

Offside, Zambia. Rainford Kalaba tries a through ball, but Evans Kangwa is caught offside.

52:21

Héldon (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:21

Foul by Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia).

49:07

Foul by Toni Varela (Cape Verde Islands).

49:07

Chisamba Lungu (Zambia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:42

Offside, Cape Verde Islands. Carlitos tries a through ball, but Héldon is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Cape Verde Islands 0, Zambia 0.

45:00+2:10Half time

Half TimeFirst Half ends, Cape Verde Islands 0, Zambia 0.

45:00+0:59Booking

BookingChristopher Munthali (Zambia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00+0:55

Héldon (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00+0:55

Foul by Christopher Munthali (Zambia).

45:00+0:12

Ryan Mendes (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00+0:12

Foul by Kondwani Mtonga (Zambia).

44:45

Calú (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:45

Foul by Rainford Kalaba (Zambia).

43:42

Attempt missed. Toni Varela (Cape Verde Islands) header from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Rodrigues following a set piece situation.

42:56

Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:56

Foul by Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia).

42:25

Hand ball by Given Singuluma (Zambia).

41:46

Attempt saved. Rainford Kalaba (Zambia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

40:56

Foul by Fernando Varela (Cape Verde Islands).

40:56

Kondwani Mtonga (Zambia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:37

Offside, Zambia. Kondwani Mtonga tries a through ball, but Evans Kangwa is caught offside.

36:27

Offside, Zambia. Rainford Kalaba tries a through ball, but Given Singuluma is caught offside.

35:12

Attempt missed. Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Calú.

34:46

Attempt blocked. Given Singuluma (Zambia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Davies Nkausu.

33:17

Attempt blocked. Lubambo Musonda (Zambia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:05Booking

BookingCarlitos (Cape Verde Islands) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:58

Foul by Carlitos (Cape Verde Islands).

31:58

Evans Kangwa (Zambia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:27

Héldon (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:27

Foul by Davies Nkausu (Zambia).

31:07

Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:07

Foul by Given Singuluma (Zambia).

30:20

Attempt missed. Calú (Cape Verde Islands) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gegé with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

29:42

Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:42

Foul by Christopher Munthali (Zambia).

26:17

Foul by Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands).

26:17

Davies Nkausu (Zambia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:40

Corner, Zambia. Conceded by Gegé.

23:39

Attempt blocked. Rainford Kalaba (Zambia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lubambo Musonda.

22:51

Héldon (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:51

Foul by Emmanuel Mbola (Zambia).

21:16

Hand ball by Rainford Kalaba (Zambia).

20:19

Attempt blocked. Toni Varela (Cape Verde Islands) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:10

Corner, Cape Verde Islands. Conceded by Christopher Munthali.

18:53

Attempt blocked. Calú (Cape Verde Islands) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

17:35

Ryan Mendes (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:35

Foul by Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia).

15:24

Offside, Zambia. Given Singuluma tries a through ball, but Evans Kangwa is caught offside.

15:22

Attempt saved. Given Singuluma (Zambia) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rainford Kalaba.

14:04

Toni Varela (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:04

Foul by Kondwani Mtonga (Zambia).

13:35

Attempt missed. Rainford Kalaba (Zambia) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chisamba Lungu.

10:18

Offside, Zambia. Christopher Munthali tries a through ball, but Lubambo Musonda is caught offside.

5:56

Corner, Cape Verde Islands. Conceded by Stoppila Sunzu.

4:30

Héldon (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:30

Foul by Davies Nkausu (Zambia).

3:58

Attempt blocked. Evans Kangwa (Zambia) header from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Rainford Kalaba with a cross.

3:29

Corner, Zambia. Conceded by Calú.

1:54

Rodrigues (Cape Verde Islands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:54

Foul by Emmanuel Mbola (Zambia).

0:12

Offside, Zambia. Kondwani Mtonga tries a through ball, but Evans Kangwa is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This coach is mad what confidence is he talking abt whren he and his team have disappointed the nation so badly early knockout meaning hes incompitent he doesnt know shit he must find somethingelse to as career hes very hopless

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