Zambia Beats Sudan

Zambia has beaten Sudan 2-0 in the second leg of their FIFA World Cup Qualifier match at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Sunday to advance to the group stages of qualifying.  The first leg of the tie was played in Sudan and Chipolopolo won 1-0 on that occasion.  Lubambo Musonda scored the first goal of the match on the hour mark when his initial header was steered against the post but fell back into his path, where he finished easily from the six yard box.

The goal was a long-awaited one as the Zambians were looking the most dangerous in attack and the Sudanese playing in a way that saw them defending and taking their chances on the counter-attack.  Chipolopolo did not stop there and continued to look dangerous from the wing and going forward.  Winston Kolengo doubled the home side’s lead in the 81st minute when he came from the wing and beat two Sudanese defenders by dribbling the ball past them and when he arrived into the penalty area, he curled the ball into the far post with his left foot.

Zambia win the tie 3-0 on aggregate and their victory sees them go through to the third round of the FIFA World Cup qualifying stages.

Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI