ZAMBIA vs GUINEA(QUARTER-FINAL) : PREVIEW!!

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DATE: Sunday,January 31st!
KICK-OFF: 18:00hrs(Zambian time).
VENUE: Umuganda Stadium,Rubavu(Rwanda).
CHANNEL: Supersport 9!


COMPETITION:
4th edition of African Nations Championship(CHAN) hosted by Rwanda;a tournament which only qualifies home-based players.


SIGNIFICANCE:
Its a crucial and historic quarter-final match,which the winner advances to semi-finals to face already qualified DR Congo.


HEAD TO HEAD:


Zambia(2 wins) has met Guinea(2 wins) in only four(4) occasions,the first time being in 1976 where the Chipolopolo won 4-2,and the last meeting was a 2-1 Guinea win in the group stage of the 2006Afcon.


CAF/FIFA RANKINGS(As of January 7th):


Guinea – 8th in Africa(49th on Fifa).
Zambia – 15th in Africa(67th on Fifa).


CHAN RECORD:
Guinea – 2016 is their first ever appeaarance.
Zambia – 2009 Third-place,with 2 appearances.


AFCON RECORD:
Guinea – 1976 Runners-up,with 11 appearances.
Zambia – 2012 Champions,with 16 appearances.


WORLD CUP:
Both yet to make a historic appearance.


RECENT FORM(LAST 10 MATCHES):
Guinea – 05 wins, 04 draws & 01 lose.
Zambia – 06 wins, 03 draws & 01 lose.


GUINEA LAST FIVE(5):

 


26/01/16 Guinea 1-0 Nigeria(CHAN16′).
22/01/16 Niger 2-2 Guinea( ” ).
18/01/16 Tunisia 2-2 Guinea( ” ).
15/11/15 Guinea 2-0 Namibia(WorldCup18′ Qualifiers).
12/11/15 Namibia 0-1 Guinea( ” ).


ZAMBIA LAST FIVE(5):


27/01/16 Zambia 0-0 Mali(CHAN16′).
23/01/16 Uganda 0-1 Zambia( ” ).
19/01/16 Zimbabwe 0-1 Zambia( ” ).
15/11/15 Zambia 2-0 Sudan(WorldCup18′ Qualifier).
11/11/15 Sudan 0-1 Zambia( ” ).


COACHES IN-CHARGE:


Guinea – Kanfory Lappe Bangoura.
Zambia – George Lwandamina.


NICKNAMES:


Guinea – Syli Nationale(National Elephants).
Zambia – Chipolopolo(Copper Bullets).

KALU RALLIES SQUAD AHEAD OF SUNDAY QUARTER FINAL CLASH AGAINST GUINEA CONAKRY – Photo Credit – FAZ

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