Zambia’s Chipolopolo got off their journey at the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to a winning start overcoming Tanzania on Tuesday.
The team coached by Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic secured a 2-0 win against Taifa Stars in the group D game played at the Limbe Stadium.
Two goals in the second half from Collins Sikombe and Emmanuel Chabula helped Zambia register win their opening game.
Micho’s charges looked the better side even when getting the outlet seemed futile in the opening minutes.
Chabula and Sikombe got chances to fire Zambia into the lead in the first half but failed to find the target.
The best chance for Tanzania came in the early stages of the game but Baraka Majogoro’s effort was well tamed by goalkeeper Allan Chibwe.
Sikombe broke the deadlock in the 64th minute converting from the spot before Chabula doubled the advantage with 12 minutes to play.
Victory means Zambia go top in group D that also has Guinea and Namibia.
Zambia’s Starting XI
Allan Chibwe, Luka Banda, Zachariah Chilongoshi, Clement Mulushi, Benedict Chepeshi, Golden Mafwenta, Paul Katema, Kelvin Kapumbu, Collins Sikombe, Kelvin Kampamba, Emmanuel Chabula
Tanzania’s Starting XI
Aishi Manula, Shomari Kapombe, Edward Charles, Kalos Protus, Bakari Mwamnyeti, Baraka Majogoro, Yusuph Muhilu, Feisal Salum, Ditram Nchimbi, Lukas Kitoki, Ayub Lyanga