Chipolopolo qualify for Chan tournament

Zambia booked their place in the finals tournament of the 2016 African Nations Championship on Sunday courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate win over Mozambique.

The Chipolopolo defeated the Mambas 3 – 0 in the first leg played at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium a week ago thanks to goals by Winston Kalengo, Conlyde Luchanga and Spencer Sautu.

Lwandamina’s men secured qualification following a 1 – 1 draw in the second leg played at Machava Stadium on Sunday.

Festus Mbewe’s headed the Chipolopolo in front on 20 minutes while Mozambique scored their goal in the 85th minute through Momed Hagi who converted from the penalty spot following a hand ball inside the area by Christopher Munthali.

Zambia join already qualified teams Rwanda (hosts), Angola, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, DR Congo, Morocco and Tunisia, with seven more teams expected to qualify on Sunday evening.

The draw for the finals tournament will be held in Kigali on November 18.

Rwanda will host the fourth edition of the African Nations Championship (Chan) from January 16 to February 7.


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