CHAN 2018: Scores, Results, Standings and Updated Schedule After Monday

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2018

Moroccan security officers stand at the entrance to the Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca, prior to the CHAN (African Nations Championship) opening group A soccer match in Casablanca, Morocco, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.  (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
Abdeljalil Bounhar/Associated Press

Zambia held Namibia to a 1-1 draw during Monday's African Championship of Nations action, securing the top spot in Group B in the process. 

The two teams entered their fixture with maximum points and a ticket to the next round already secured. By winning the group, Zambia avoid a date with hosts Morocco in the next round.

In the other fixture, Uganda and Ivory Coast played out a scoreless draw. Here are the full results:

Namibia 1-1 Zambia

Uganda 0-0 Ivory Coast

Here's a look at the final standings in Group B:

Team, Goal Difference, Points

Zambia, 4, 7

Namibia, 2, 7

Uganda, -3, 1

Ivory Coast, -3, 1

Tuesday's action will see the conclusion of Group C, as Equatorial Guinea take on Nigeria and Rwanda face Libya. For the full schedule, click here.

   

All eyes were on the clash at the top of the table, as Namibia and Zambia battled it out for first place in Group B.

Absalom Limbondi opened the scoring after just 13 minutes with a surprise goal after a strong start for Zambia. His free-kick appeared to take a slight deflection, but goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata should have done much better after leaving his line.

The Chipolopolo worked hard to get back in the match and were rewarded 11 minutes later, with Lazarous Kambole tapping home after superb work from Ernest Mbewe. ZamFoot loved it:

Kambole almost doubled his tally with a great volley that was blocked, and Mika Katiba found some space close to half-time but failed to get his shot on target.

Nsabata corrected his earlier blunder with a strong save on Nandjebo Theophilus early in the second half, and Kambole missed a great chance to hand his side the lead, sending a header wide. Despite some late pressure, the score remained unchanged.

In Monday's other contest, neither side took real initiative in the first half, although Uganda were the more threatening team.

Mamadou Diomande went very close early in the second half, just missing the target with a good shot, and Allan Kyambadde didn't have better luck.

With little on the line, the match lost all momentum late, and a 0-0 final score came as no surprise.

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