AFCON Zambia come from behind to beat Comoros

Zambia came from behind to defeat Comoros 2-1 in a 2023 AFCON Group H qualifying match played on Tuesday in Lusaka.

The hosts needed Evans King Kangwa’s brilliant free-kick from the left with three minutes remaining on the clock to win the game at Heroes Stadium in this Group H AFCON qualifier.

Abdullah Raffidine had put the visitors ahead when he profited from the hosts poor communication at the back to slot into the net after 13 minutes.

Chipolopolo had the chances to make an instant reply but Fashion Sakala and company failed to find a way past goalkeeper Ahamada.

The hosts did level matters though as skipper Enock Mwepu’s volley from a corner kick put the tie on level teams in the 45th minute.

The two teams went to break at 1-1 the but the hosts dominated ball possession.

In the second half, Zambia kept pilling the pressure but Comoros survived including when Patson Daka fired wide from the near post after Sakala’s goal work.

Earlier, Abdallah nearly volleyed the visitors ahead but his long effort whistled past the post with Zambia keeper rooted and unsighted on the goalline.

Zambia held on to their lead and with it valuable three points to atone for the 3-1 loss they suffered last week in Ivory Coast whereas Comoros beat Lesotho 2-0.

Starting Line-Ups:

Zambia: Nsabata, Frankie Musonda, Mwape, Lubambo Musonda, Sakala, Mwepu, Emmanuel Banda, Rodrick Kabwe, Edward Chilufya, Patson Daka, Shemmy Mayembe

Comoros: Ahamada Ali Nadhoim, Younn Zahary, Faiz Selemani, Fouad Bachirou, Mchangama Youssouf, Kassim M’dahoma, Abdullah Raffidine , Mohamed Youssouf, El-Fardou Ben Mohamed, Abdel, Akim Abdallah

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