Zambia through to semifinals at African Cup

Afcon quarterfinal Saturday Zambia     3-0      Sudan BATA - Zambia was the first team through to the African Cup of Nations semifinals after a clinical 3-0 win over struggling 10-man Sudan on Saturday.

Afcon quarterfinal
Saturday
Zambia        3-0      Sudan

BATA - Zambia was the first team through to the African Cup of Nations semifinals after a clinical 3-0 win over struggling 10-man Sudan on Saturday.

Defender Stophira Sunzu headed in from a free kick in the 15th minute and Christopher Katongo made it 2-0 in the 66th when he scored from the rebound after his penalty was saved.

A black ribbon on the tie of Sudan's coach Mohamed Abdallah in solidarity with the victims of Port Said stadium in Egypt, as he holds his hand across his breast during a minutes silence at the start the African Cup of Nations Quarter Finals soccer match in Bata, Equatorial Guinea,Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.

Substitute James Chamanga sealed Zambia’s dominance in the 86th with a curling shot from the edge of the area.

Sudan’s hopes of an upset at a near-deserted Estadio de Bata slipped away when defender Saifeldin Ali Idris was sent off in the 65th for a reckless foul on Rainford Kalaba that led to Katongo’s spot kick.

Zambia will play the winner of Sunday’s Ghana-Tunisia game in the semis back in Bata on Wednesday.

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