Zambia pull off surprise Africa Cup of Nations win against Senegal

By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 21st, 2012

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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