AFCON champions Algeria annihilated Zambia 5-0 to begin the AFCON 2021 Qualifiers last night.
Algeria, known as the Desert Foxes, hosted Zambia in Blida and it was quite unpleasant for the visitors. It was not an immediate bashing though. Algeria’s first goal came on 44 minutes via Ramy Bensebaini’s shoulder.
It was the second where Chipolopolo were put to the sword. Baghdad Bounedjah picked up a brace (69 & 90). While Belaili (75) and Soudani (85) grabbed a goal each.
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How Zambia lined-up:
Nsabata, Chungu, Chongo, Mwape, Sunzu, Sinkala, Phiri, Shonga, Mulenga, Chama, Kangwa
Bench: Mwange, Chibwe, Phiri, Mwape, Shamujompa, Malama, Bwalya, Musakanya, Kampamba, Kambole, Musonda.
Up next for Zambia is a Southern derby. Chipolopolo will host Zimbabwe in Lusaka on Tuesday 19 November at 18:00. Meanwhile Algeria will travel to Botswana on Monday to battle in Maseru.