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Zambia 3-1 Mozambique
Zambia roasted Mozambique with a 3-0 win on Saturday at the Nchanga Stadium in Chingola to temporarily occupy pole position in Group C ahead of Comoros and Libya's Sunday’s encounter which will determine the group’s true standing after four matches played.
The Chipolopolo's first real chance came fomr Collins Mbesuma effort but the goal was disallowed for offside. This didn't prevent the hosts from continuing to up the tempo and Zambia broke the deadlock a minute after half time when Chris Katongo collected a low pass from Joseph Musonda in the opposing penalty box and finished from close range.
With the visitors in disarray in face of more assaults, Zambia netted two quick goals to increase the lead to three. Katongo scored his second of the evening while Mbesuma made up for his disallowed effort.
Zambia are now on top of Group C with nine points but the outcome from Comoros - Libya game may reshuffle the standing.
Uganda 2-0 Guinea Bissau
Uganda defeated Guinea Bissau 2-0 at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Saturday to strengthen their hold on Group J with a 10 point total.
Godfrey Walusimbi opened the scoring for Zambia on 43 minutes after blasting a strike that whistled past Guinea Bissau goalkeeper into the back net, igniting the merry local fans.
The hosts doubled their lead 20 minutes later, keeping Guinea Bissau undersiege for the better part of the proceedings. Geoffrey Massa rounded the defence and pushed home a soft kick into an empty net to seal victory for the Cranes.
Uganda have made one big step towards qualifying for an Afcon finals for the first time since 1978.
Namibia 1-4 Burkina Faso
Visiting Burkina Faso whitewashed Namibia 4-1 in Windhoek on Saturday. They now lead the three-member Group F with nine points and few hurdles remain on their way to the 2012 continental showpiece.
Abdulrazak Traore shot the visitors into the lead 12 minutes from kick-off after a solo move. The Stallions controlled much of the game and asserted dominance across to the second half to obtain two penalty kicks transformed by Aristide Bance and Alain Traore in the minutes 57 and 70.
However, the hosts managed to pull one back through Tangeni Shipahu. A final Stallions goal came 10 minutes later through Jonathan Pitroipa, raising the tally to 4-1 in favour of the West Africans.
Sierra Leone 1-0 Niger
Sierra Leone pulled out a 1-0 win over the Mena of Niger at the Brookfields National Stadium in Freetown on today to register their first win of the 2012 Afcon qualifiers.
Sweden based striker Mohamed Bangura scored the winner five minutes from the break and sealed a deserved victory for the Leone Stars, who dominated the encounter from start to finish, even when much of their goal efforts lazily crashed at the opposing defense.
Despite the loss, Niger with six points, are still second leaders of Group G behind South Africa, who are on top with seven, awaiting Sunday night’s cracker between the Pharaohs and Bafana Banfana.
Sierra Leone now have five points, are placed third and have staved off elimination for now.