Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Afcon

Angola, Zambia to clash in Soweto



Angola and Zambia will take on each other in an African Nations Cup warm-up match in Soweto on Saturday, playing against each other at the Dobsonville Stadium.

The two teams have been virtually on top of each other over the last week, sharing the same Johannesburg hotel, having both stated their pre-tournament just Christmas.

The two countries have hastily set together the match to replace planned fixtures they both had originally scheduled this weekend.

Angola were supposed to travel to Maputo for a friendly but Mozambique pulled out when they found they could not put together a decent side with most of their key players away on holiday.

Zambia were originally scheduled to play Swaziland where there was a clash over the availability of players between the Swazi league and its football association

Angola will likely leave out four of their overseas players who are struggling with knokcs and have skipped training at Johannesburg’s St Peter’s College over the last days.

They are the Cyprus-based trio of Gilberto, Marco Airosa and Zuela and the Turkish-based striker Djalma Campos.

Saturday’s match is one of several international friendlies scheduled on South African soil for many of the African Nations Cup finalists,

Algeria, Burkina Faso, Morocco and Niger have also set up matches in the period before the finals kicks off on January 19.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
Fitting curtain raiser for the EPL
Arsene Wenger’s attempts to beat Jose Mourinho have finally born fruit with a thrilling curtain...

John Dykes
Londoners to capitalise on pre-season
On Sunday, Wembley Stadium will once again host a game of football that isn’t all we think it is.

Segun Odegbami
Predicting the EPL winners
We are moments away from the start of the European football season. So, let’s look at the teams...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Premier League preview - part 1
Maybe it is a sign of my age, or an indication of how the last two seasons have been for the club I...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ready for the Big Whistle-Off?
They say time flies when you’re enjoying yourself. For footy followers the start of the 2015/16...

Sunday Oliseh
Super Eagles job: an uphill task worth taking
It is definitely the most delicate football job on the African continent and the most demanding.