Taifa Stars out of CHAN

Taifa Stars were eliminated in the African Cup of Nations Championships (CHAN) after drawing 1-1 with Chipolopolo of Zambia in a Group `A` last match at the Bouake Stadium yesterday.

Stars were the first to score through a well taken penalty by defender Shadrack Nsajigwa in the 90th minute.

The referee awarded the penalty to Marcio Maximo`s side when a Chipolopolo defender roughed Mrisho Ngasa in the danger zone.

Zambians levelled in injury time to book a place in the semi finals. Senegal also qualified after forcing a barren draw with hosts Ivory Coast. Zambia and Senegal have five points each while Stars have four. The hosts have a single point.

Taifa Stars: Shaabam Dihile, Shadrack Nsajigwa, Juma Jabu, Salum Swedi, Nadir Haroub `Cannvaro`, Nurdin Bakari, Henry Joseph/Henry Joseph, Nizar Khalfan/Abdi Kassim, Musa Hassan `Mgosi`, Mrisho Ngasa, Kigi Makasy.

Zambia: Dady Kumbwa, Lwopia Ignatus, Francis Kasonde, Nyambe Mulenga, Jonas Sakuwaha, Elijah Tana, Dennis Banda, Henry Banda, William Njovu, Chisenga Chilufwa.

  • SOURCE: Sunday Observer

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