2018 World Cup qualifiers: Zambia defeats Algeria, a great warning to Nigeria

2018 World Cup qualifiers: Zambia defeats Algeria, a great warning to Nigeria

Zambia overcame conceding a goal and going one man inside a minute, to defeat Algeria 3-1 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Lusaka on Saturday.

The hosts raced into a two-goal lead, thanks to Brian Mwila’s brace at the 60,000-seat National Heroes Stadium.

But Yacine Brahimi pulled one back for Algeria in the 55th minute. 60 seconds later, Fashion Sakala was red-carded after picking up a second yellow.

The North Africans could however not take advantage of their numerical superiority and Enock Mwepu sealed the result for Zambia with an 89th-minute effort.

It is their first victory in the qualifying series and takes them up to second place in Group B with four points, five behind leaders the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Nigeria thrashed African champions Cameroon 4-0 in Uyo on Friday.

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