Pre-CHAN Tournament: Micho’s Zambia surrenders 3-1 lead to Niger

Fourteen minutes later, Collins Sikombe made it 3-1 for Zambia and it looked like the Chipolopolo were comfortably running away with the three points.

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Zambia starting IX| COURTESY PHOTO.

Zambia surrendered a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 with Niger in their opening match of the Pre-CHAN Min tournament currently going on in Cameroon.

The locally based Chipolopolo were in front just after five minutes courtesy of Lusaka Dynamos midfielder Collins Sikombe but the lead was short-lived as Niger drew level through Ibrahim Essa ten minutes later.

Zambia however reclaimed the lead in the 36th minute through Zanaco forward Moses Phiri, a scoreline they carried into the break.

Fourteen minutes later, Collins Sikombe made it 3-1 for Zambia and it looked like the Chipolopolo were comfortably running away with the three points.

However, Essa and Moussa Issa thought otherwise as they hit back on 75 and 87 minutes to make sure the game ends 3-3.

Zambia is under former Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic. The Serbian and his boys face his ex employers on January 4, 2021 who as well drew 1-1 with hosts Cameroon in the opening match of the tournament on Friday.

The four teams are using the min tournament to prepare for the CHAN finals scheduled for January 16 to February 7, 2021 in the same country, Cameroon.

The Championship collect African players who ply their trade in their respective local leagues.

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