On Sunday (14:00 BST), Zambia will face Comoros in the COSAFA Cup.
Comoros hopes to begin the competition with a double victory. Can Zambia regain its footing?
Predictions for Zambia vs. Comoros
Given the lineups chosen and their performances in the previous two games, I expect Comoros to defeat Zambia for the first time in their history.
Zambia has won all three prior meetings with Comoros
Zambia’s most recent encounter was a defeat Comoros won their most recent match 3-0.
Face to Face
Zambia has won all three prior meetings with Comoros. They last met in 2022 AFCON qualifying, with Zambia winning 2-1 at home.
Zambia arrived at the COSAFA Cup in excellent form, having won their previous three AFCON qualifiers. However, the roster in Durban is significantly different at the present, with largely U23 players chosen.
Zambia fell to Malawi 1-0 in their first COSAFA Cup encounter. A score in the 17th minute put an end to a game that had little chances.
Injuries in Zambia and Team News
Zambia is taking advantage of the opportunity to develop new talents. Expect a few adjustments from them.
The Comoros have stated unequivocally that they are in Durban to win the COSAFA Cup. Their form before to the event was terrible, but they still have a strong squad.
Comoros defeated the Seychelles 3-0 in their first match. It was a strong performance in which they carried a 2-0 lead into halftime and then added to it.
Injuries and Team News from the Comoros
Expect some adjustments, although the Comoros performed admirably in their previous trip. This should be a more difficult test.