Zimbabwe beats Zambia to reach 2014 CHAN finals

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Charles Sibanda

By PANA

Lusaka, Zambia – Zimbabwe has picked the ticket for the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in South Africa, after beating Zambia 1-0 in their return leg match at the Levy Nwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia, on Saturday.

Charles Sibanda struck after the hour mark to ruin Zambia’s hopes of reaching the CHAN 2014 finals.

Both teams played goalless in the first leg in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare.

Zimbabwe became the 14th team to qualify for the 16-team finals, following host South Africa, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Nigeria and Uganda.

Two more teams are expected to qualify to round off the list. They will be chosen from the contest between Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the tie between Angola and Mozambique.

CHAN, which started in 2009, is reserved exclusively for African players in the continent’s domestic leagues.