Zambia pull off surprise Africa Cup of Nations win against Senegal

By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 21st, 2012
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Zambia pulled off the second surprise of the opening day of the Africa Cup of Nations, with a 2-1 defeat of many people’s third-favourites, Senegal.

Emmanuel Mayuka put Zambia ahead with a header following a free-kick in the 12th minute and Rainford Kalaba extended the lead with a clinical finish after 20 minutes.

First-half substitute Dame N’Doye pulled a goal back with neat control to collect a cross and hit a near-post finish in the 74th minute, but Senegal ran out of time to rescue a draw.

Group A continues with Libya v Zambia and Equatorial Guinea v Senegal on Wednesday. The matches in Group B start on Sunday, with Ivory Coast v Sudan and Burkina Faso v Angola.

 

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