AFCON Qualifier: Zambia pip Ivory Coast to go top of Group H

by: Evolve


The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations has provided some thrilling matches and captivating performances from various teams.

In the Group E encounter between Zambia and Ivory Coast, Chipolopolo displayed their goal-scoring prowess with a stunning 3-0 victory.

The first half saw Zambia take the lead with an own goal by Ivory Coast’s Sergie Aurier in the 31st minute.

In the second half, Patson Daka of Leicester City increased Zambia’s lead to 2-0 in the 48th minute, and Kings Kangwa sealed the deal with a brilliant goal in the 55th minute.

This impressive win propelled Zambia to the top of Group E with 12 points, while Ivory Coast sits in second place with 10 points.

In Group H, Comoros Island faced off against Lesotho in a fiercely contested match.

Youssouf M’changama scored a sensational 90th-minute goal, securing a 1-0 victory for Comoros Island. With this win, Comoros Island now occupies the third position in the group with 6 points.

In another exciting Group E match, Angola showcased their resilience by coming from behind to defeat the host, Central African Republic (CAR), in a nail-biting encounter.

Angola conceded an early goal but managed to equalize in the second half through Geoffrey Kondogbia’s strike.

With the game nearing its end, Milson delivered a dramatic goal in the 86th minute, securing a thrilling away victory for Angola.

This win propelled Angola to the top of Group E alongside Ghana, both with 8 points. However, Ghana still has a match in hand, intensifying the competition.

Central African Republic finds themselves in the third position in Group E with 5 points.

The battle for supremacy in Group E is far from over, and football fans can anticipate more captivating matches in the upcoming rounds of the Africa Cup of Nations.




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