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WCQ: Zambia coach hopes for Eagles defeat in Yaounde

03 Septembre 2017

World Cup Qualifying 2018 CAF round 3 match between the Zambia and Algeria today at 06:30 pm IST.

In the 56th minute, Sakala received his marching orders after a unsafe foul on an Algerian player and left the hosts with 10 men.

Zambia Under-20 call-ups Patson Daka Austrian club RB Salzburg and Fashion Sakala of Russian club Spartak Moscow II, who inspired the 2017 U20 AFCON champions to the quarterfinals of the 2017 Federation Internationale de Football Association U20 World Cup, are also staking a claim for a place in the starting XI.

Ivory Coast is on track, a 3-0 win Saturday confirmed that, while Sadio Mane's Senegal is hanging in there.

The skillful forward left the squad on transfer deadline day in order to secure a move away from the club, WITH the permission of the Algerian FA.

It is the first time Zambia has defeated Algeria in a World Cup qualifier.

Zambia striker Brian Mwila hit the woodwork in the opening minutes, headed in Zambia's first in the sixth minute, and made it 2-0 in the 32nd.

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Forward Yacine Brahimi is one of the big names in the teams.

Three minutes later Zambia suffered a setback when Fashion Sakala was sent off for a second booking.

Algeria could not take advantage of playing against 10 men, however, and Enock Mwepu sealed a first Group B triumph for Zambia with an 89th-minute goal.

Zambia rise to 4 points and are now 2nd in Group B and five points behind leaders Nigeria.

Coach Wedson Nyirenda described the winas cricital inthe 2018FIFA World Cup Group B qualifying race.

It is worth noting that for all 8 matches played between these teams, the Zambian national team won only once.

WCQ: Zambia coach hopes for Eagles defeat in Yaounde