Zambia Seek “Dag” Magic Against Zimbabwe

Zambia and Zambia renew old rivalries on Wednesday when they clash in a friendly in Ndola.

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The warmup match will mark Zambia’s second game at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

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Zambia’s first game at their brand new home on June 9 finished 1-0 in their favour after beating Ghana in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.

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Herve Renard’s side of mostly home-based players will be looking to revive that old Dag Hammarskjöld magic and to maintain Zambia’s fabled unbeaten run in Ndola.

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However, Zambia have lost both their last two meetings against Zimbabwe.

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The two sides’ last meeting on August 10 in Harare last year ended in Zimbabwe’s favour.

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Zimbabwe won that friendly 2-0 at Rufaro Stadium.

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Prior to that, Zimbabwe also reigned supreme on November 9, 2009 when they beat their northern rivals 3-1 in the final of the Cosafa Cup final at Rufaro.

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Zambia trace their last win over Zimbabwe to July 27 2008 in South Africa.

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Zambia won 5-4 on post-match penalties in the Cosafa Cup at Secunda after finishing scoreless in their quarterfinal meeting.

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