…………Zambia 2-1 Comoros
By Edwin Mbewe
LUSAKA-(MaraviPost)-Substitute Klings Kangwa goal at 88th minute at Heroes Stadium in the Capital Lusaka has earned Zambia the Chipolopolo Boys vital 3 points in AFCON 2023 group H qualifiers against resilient Comoros Island who seem to come for the party.
The visitors scored early at 13th minute through Abdullah Raffidine.
Fashion Sakala nearly equalized at 20th minute but his effort was saved by Ahamada Ali Nadhoim.
The host Zambia who struggled in controlling the ball and seem to be always second on the ball in this half, kept pushing for an equalizer but nothing materialized until 40th minute.
As the half promised to end in a draw, Zambia Captain Enock (the Computer) Mwepu scored at 45th minute to put the matters at parity.
However, Chipolopolo boys came a changed side in the second half after realizing that they lost 1-3 away in Abidjan against Ivory Coast and that they needed nothing less than a win at Heroes Stadium.
They kept Comoros Island under siege.
Head Coach made several changes to make sure that they image Heroes at Heroes Stadium, Emmanuel Banda paved way for Klings Kangwa, Kelvin Mubanga replaced Edward Chilufya.
The changes paid dividend to the Chipolopolo boys as Klings sneaked a late winner for the home team at 88th minute with a powerful bullet from a free kick.
The win means Zambia have corrected their first vital 3 points in their AFCON 2023 group B qualifiers.
The 2012 Continental showpiece Champions were humbled by the 2023 host nations Ivory Coast 3-1 in their opener.
Their next match is against Lesotho in September, Group H has Ivory Coast, Comoros Island and Lesotho.