Afcon 2017: Zambia leaves Nairobi with maximum points

Botswana Zebras have pulled a shock 1-0 win against West African giants Burkina Faso to gift the Southern Africans the first 2017 Africa cup of nations group D win.

Cranes captain G. Massa’s fellow attacker at Bloemfontein Celtics, clinic for sale   Joel Mogorosi scored the lone goal five minutes into the second half.

The win means that Cranes extend a three-point gap to lead the group with six points ahead of Burkina Faso’s away game due in March 2016. The Cranes earlier on defeated Comoros by a solitary goal.

Full group D results;

Comoros 0-1 Uganda/ 22′ Tony Mawejje

Botswana 1-0 Burkina Faso 50′ Joel Mogorosi
Zambia’s Chipolopolo came from one goal down to get a crucial 1-2 victory over Kenya’s Harambee stars in a Group E of the Africa Cup of Nations qualification match played on Sunday afternoon at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

Kenya opened the scores just thirteen minutes into the game through Gor Mahia top striker Michael Olunga. The striker beat Aaron Katebe and Boyd Mkandawire in Zambia’s defence to loop an advancing Kennedy Mweene.

Chipolopolo staged a comeback after fifteen minutes Winston Kalengo firing a short range scorcher on the top right angle for an equalizer. Kalengo then turned provider with three minutes into the break, unhealthy setting up Collins Mbesuma who sent a low shot in Origi’s left near angle.


The second half was largely physical, Kenya trying to rescue the situation but the Zambians cooled the threat with numerous stoppages.

Zambia is now tied with Congo on four points while Kenya is rooted at the bottom.

Kenya XI: Arnold Origi, Brian Mandela, Lawrence Olum, David Owino,Dennis Odhiambo,Victor Wanyama, Ayub Timbe, Collins Okoth, Paul Were (Noah Wafula), Dennis Oliech (Allan Wanga) and Michael Olunga

Zambia XI: Kennedy Mweene (GK), Benedict Chepeshi, Boyd Mkandawire, Aaron Katebe, Stoppila Sunzu, Nathan Sinkala, Chisamba Lungu, Jack Chirwa, Collins Mbesuma, Winstone Kalengo, Rainford Kalaba (C)

SUBS: Jacob Banda, Solomon Sakala, Christopher Munthali, Friday Samu, Jackson Mwanza, Lubambo Musonda, Kondwani Mtonga.

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