The Zambia national soccer team has beaten Niger 3-0 in their crucial Africa Cup qualifier at Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola.
The Zambians who were tied on 2 points with Niger scored all their goals in the second half through Rainford Kalaba in the 57th minute, Emanuel Mayuka in the 73rd minute and Kennedy Mweene in the 87th minute through a penalty.
The TP Mazembe Kalaba scored through a header while Southampton’s Mayuka stubbed the ball in the back of the net from Given Singuluma’s rebound.
Goal minder Kennedy Mweene crowned up Zambia’s victory from the sport kick after Singuluma was brought down in the box.
Zambia has now moved to 5 points from a possible 12 points. Niger may definitely be out of contention for the Morocco finals.
Morocco automatically qualified as hosts and will be joined by the top two teams from the seven groups while the best losing (third placed team) will complete the number.
Cape Verde is still leading the group after beating Mozambique 1-0 and has moved to 9 points while Mozambique remains at 5 points. Niger is still on the bottom of the table on 2 points.
Zambia will face Mozambique in what may be the deciding march on the weekend of 14th and 15th November 2014 away in Maputo and wind up their fixture on 19th November 2014 when they host Cape Verde at home.