INTRODUCTION: Zambia, playing an attacking style of football, defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 when they met in Salisbury on Sunday (12 April) for their first round match of the African nations Soccer Cup.
GV ZOOM IN President Banana and Prime Minister Mugabe greeting players as crowd watches. (4 shots)
GV Zambia playing right to left in light uniform start attack along right wing, Phiri crosses and Grobbelaar saves.
GV Zambian attack along right. Kaumba shoot wide.
GV Zimbabwe forward's shot saved by goalie.
GV Long range shot from Zimbabwe forward saved.
SV President Banana and Mugabe watching.
GV Zambian goal, right wing attack crossed and put in by Kaumba through goalie's legs.
GV Zimbabwe corner goalmouth incident and goalie saves.
GV Another Zambia attack, Kashimoto's shot saved.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Zambia, playing an attacking style of football, defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 when they met in Salisbury on Sunday (12 April) for their first round match of the African nations Soccer Cup. A capacity crowd of 30,000 attended.
SYNOPSIS: President Canaan Banana and Prime Minister Robert Mugabe were there to greet the players before the start of the match. It was the first official match between the two countries for nearly 20 years. The African Nations Cup Soccer brings together many African countries in the continent's premier soccer championship.
Zambia, playing right to left in the light uniform moved into attack from the start. They favoured the right wing, getting the ball through to Willi Phiri...only to be stopped by Zimbabwe goalie Bruce Grobbelaar.
Another attack along the right wing by Zambia, this time to the foot of Peter Kaumba.
Zimbabwe were not long in returning the attack. But they were not able to complete their moves.
Closely watched by President Banana and Mr. Mugabe, Zambia broke away in the 12th minute, again from an attack along the right wing. This time Kaumba found the net.
Zimbabwe were maintaining their pressure and, in a goalmouth flurry, were unlucky not to equalise.
In other first round matches of the Cup series, Zaire defeated Mozambique 2-1, Egypt beat Kenya 5-3 and Cameroon beat Togo 4-0.