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Published: Mon, September 04, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Zambia Defeat Algeria 3-1 In World Cup Qualifier

Zambia Defeat Algeria 3-1 In World Cup Qualifier

Algeria's hopes of reaching a third consecutive World Cup are in tatters after Lucas Alcaraz's side were handed a shock 3-1 defeat in Zambia on Saturday, while the Ivory Coast improved their prospects of reaching Russian Federation with a 3-0 victory away at Gabon.

In the 56th minute, Sakala received his marching orders after a unsafe foul on an Algerian player and left the hosts with 10 men.

Algeria, on one point, must win their remaining games and hope the Super Eagles lose at least two matches if they're to stand any chance of progressing.

Zambia captain and goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has exclusively told SCORENigeria Nigeria will not beat Cameroon again in Yaounde just as his team aim to do the double over Algeria in forthcoming decisive 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Mahrez was granted leave from global duty earlier this week as he returned to Europe in a bid to secure a move away from Leicester City.

Forward Yacine Brahimi is one of the big names in the teams.

The visitors' hopes of completing the comeback were boosted when Sakala received a second yellow card for a reckless challenge and he was sent off in tears in the 56th minute.

Zambia now only has one point from two games in these World Cup Qualifiers and is chasing Group B leaders Nigeria, who have nine points from three games played.

Ultimately, Mwepu sealed all three points for the home side two minutes from time when he lashed a ball across M'Bolhi's goal and into the far corner as the hosts caught Algeria on the counter attack.

Coach Nyirenda has put his hopes on young players that he picked from Zambia Under-20 stars who won the 2017 U20 AFCON and also reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 Federation Internationale de Football Association U20 World Cup in South Korea.

The win takes the Elephants back up to top spot in Group C, two points ahead of Morocco following the Atlas Lions' 6-0 demolition of bottom-club Mali on Friday.

Senegal and Burkina Faso defenses didn't give an inch in their 0-0 draw, leaving little space for Mane to operate in.

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