Saturday, January 2
*Zambia 3-3 Niger
Zambia threw away a two-goal lead to draw Niger in a six-goal thrilling draw in the Pre-Chan mini tournament.
The game played in Yaounde, ended 3-3.
Djibrilla ‘Axo’ Issa leveled matters for Niger in the 15th minute after Collins Sikombe had put Zambia in an early lead.
Moses Phiri handed Zambia a 2-1 lead at halftime and the Chipolopolo extended their lead when Sikombe made it 3-1 just before the hour mark.
Djibrilla got his brace for Niger when he halved the deficit in the 75th minute and Adamou Issa got a late equaliser with three minutes on the clock to salvage a point.
The result reveals reveals more work for Coach Micho but will be pleased with some individual performance especially from Lusaka Dynamos striker Sikombe who scored a brace on the day.
He will seek for a better display when the side face familiar opponents Uganda Cranes as he continues to sharpen his team for CHAN finals where Zambia is pooled against Tanzania, Namibia and Guinea.
Coach Harouna Doula on the other hand, will be delighted by his side’s resilience on the evening.
Niger face another daunting task on Monday when they face hosts Cameroon.
In the first game on Friday, Cameroon and Uganda Cranes played out a one-all draw. All four teams are level on a point each.
Fixture – Pre-Chan Mini Tourney
Monday, January 1
*Zambia Vs Uganda – 6pm
*Cameroon Vs Niger – 8pm
Thursday, January 7
*Niger Vs Uganda – 6pm
*Cameroon Vs Zambia – 8pm