Chipolopolo looses to Jordan in an own goal

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Bronson Mwape ended up netting in his own goal

By Chimuka Moono Hanyama

Zambia National Team popularly known as Chipolopolo boys this evening, November 6, 2013 failed to beat Jordan in a tight International friendly match after Bronson Mwape scored an own goal.

The game which kick-started at Al Wahra Stadium in Doha at 20:30 local time saw good chances from Felix Katongo, and Festus Mbewe whose herder hit the crossbar in the 45th minute.

Jordan started the faster of the two teams but Zambia settled well towards the end of the first half. Keeper Joshua Ntitima performed good saves within the early minutes of the first half.

Chipolopolo came back from first half with high rhythm as they looked for a goal.  The midfield was well manned by Bruce Musakanya, Kondwani Mtonga, and Noah Chivuta. This sparked a reaction as Fwayo Tembo followed with a good shot which could not register.

Matthews Nkowani replaced Felix Katongo as Chipolopolo kept searching for the goal. Unfortunately Bronson Mwape ended up netting in his own goal giving the Jordanians a lead.

The match ended 1 – 0 in favor of Jordan.