Chipolopolo In Must Win CECAFA Tussle Against Minnows Somalia

Zambia today wind up their group campaign in the Cecafa Senior Challenge with a must win game against bottom placed Somalia in Nakaru.

Zambia-v-Ghana1Patrice Beaumelle’s side have to win to be certain of progression with Tanzania facing Burundi who are also in the race for a quarter final slot should they rise above the Kilimanjaro Stars.

The Chipolopolo boys who edged Burundi will hope for a better surface and fortunes at a relatively better stadium than the Mochakos set up where they have endured waterlogged conditions as they have had to wade through the pitch.

Beaumelle will be counting on the form of rejuvenated Felix Katongo whose creativity has come handy in this tournament as he has set up Zambia’s two goals at the tournament so far.

But the finishing touch of Ronald Kampamba and Festus Mbewe will be crucial in Beaumelle’s chase for a second win at the tournament.

Zambia whose reputation is on the line will be hoping to finish top of the group to avoid a harsh quarter final draw against either defending champions Uganda or Sudan with a comprehensive victory handing them a relatively easier date against best third placed finishers in Group C.

The Chipolopolo last won the Cecafa in 2006 and a win will help cement interim coach Patrice Beaumelle’s place as Zambia coach.

Zambia is in joint lead of Group B with Tanzania on four points after the Chipolopolo drew with the Kilimanjaro Stars and then edged Burundi 1-0 in their second game at the tournament.

Bolazambia

12 Responses to "Chipolopolo In Must Win CECAFA Tussle Against Minnows Somalia"

  1. Mwachie Money   December 4, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Zambia Yandi… Go Go Go Go Chipolopolo.Jst Dnt Start Bornwell Mwape. Mr. Mwape Has Honestly Failed.

  2. olent   December 4, 2013 at 9:42 am

    what time is the game?

  3. kasapo   December 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

    PLEASE NO FESTUS AND BORNWELL! THEY ARE DIVISION ONE SOUTH MATERIAL. WHAT TIME IS THE GAME?

  4. J J   December 4, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I can’t waste my time watching these fools, oh sorry, i meant a team coached by a P E teacher.

  5. BA-RAS   December 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

    If they fail to win, fire that coach and hire a local coach.

  6. UMWAUME   December 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Always Chipolopolo.Go zambia go.We will always be zambians forever.

  7. viper   December 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Lets hope they will win or else mwanya

  8. afcon phiri   December 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    ALL THE BEST CHIPOLOPOLO; WE ARE BEHIND YOU, BEAMULE WE ARE WITH YOU.

  9. tutu   December 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    zambia wandi zambia wandi…nao nao nao zambia wandi nalila ndibwi nalilandibwi go chipolopolo ikipolopolo…

  10. samuel mwale   December 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    we need a local coach. FAZ look at local coaches and pick one. i would personally go for masautso mwale

  11. zfootbollar   December 4, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    ZAMBIA 4 SOMALI 0

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