Zambia equalised in the last 20 seconds of extra time in the final of the African Soccer Championships against Zaire in Cairo,, Egypt, on Tuesday (12 Marc).
Zambia equalised in the last 20 seconds of extra time in the final of the African Soccer Championships against Zaire in Cairo,, Egypt, on Tuesday (12 Marc). The goal by Sinyangwe made the final score 2-2 and earned Zambia a replay on Thursday (14 March).
Zaire are Africa's representatives in this year's World Cup. They beat the home side Egypt in the semi-finals of the African Championship and were favourites for the final but it was always a close-fought, even game.
Poor finishing kept the game goalless until five minutes before half time when -- under pressure -- Zaire's goalkeeper Kasadi could only punch across to Zambia's Kaushi. Kaushi volleyed it back into the net to put Zambia a goal up at half time.
Zaire equalised twenty minutes into the second half when N'Daye finished off a good close passing movement by squeezing his shot past Mwape in the Zambian goal. Both goalkeepers made good saves to keep the score level at full time.
There were no goals in the first half of extra time. Kemo seemed to have won the cup for Zaire when he put his side in front with only two minutes to go -- but then came Sinyangwe's last gasp goal.
Visnews regrets that there was no coverage of extra time because of bad lighting conditions.