Sports Writer Mysoccer24.com-Cameroon
Group D CHAN2020 kicks off with a big game and we are backing it to be a low-scoring encounter on Tuesday afternoon
Zambia will be looking to move back out on their own at the top of Group D table when they host Tanzania in their opening match of CHAN2020 on Tuesday Afternoon at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium
Zambia ended 2018 edition with disappointing quarter-final who were eliminated by Sudan. Tanzania did not qualify for the 2018 edition as they were eliminated by Rwanda at the second round qualifiers
Both sides qualified for this tournament that was postponed from 2020 to 2021 with ease after eliminating Eswatini and Sudan at the third round qualifiers. Both teams will each be hoping to kick off the Total African Nations Championship with a victory.
Zambia vs Tanzania Team News
Zambia will be expecting Fackson Kapumba who scored in the 2018 edition against Uganda to be fully fit alongside goalkeeper Allan Chibwe and Friday Samu
Tanzania go into this game with a lot of worries as they are going to miss the services of key striker John Raphael Bocco who is yet to shake off an injury he sustained with his club Simba while featuring for CAF Champions League
Despite the Taifa to miss key striker, they will be with some senior players like Shomari Salum, Erasto Edward Nyoni and goalkeeper Aishi Salum Manula
Head To Head Comparison
Since this existence of the African Nations Championship in 2009 Zambia and Tanzania have met just once in the first edition in Ivory Coast in 2009 in group A and both side ended the game with a tier with goals from Banda for Zambia and Nsajigwa for Tanzania
Zambia vs Tanzania Latest Odds
Neither team has played a fixture for 10 months, which makes it difficult to know what kind of shape they are in.
1xbet make the hosts favourites, offering Zambia at 2.00 with Tanzania priced at 3.50 and the draw at 3.00
It should be noted that Tanzania is making its appearance for the second time the first was in 2009 and Zambia is making its 4 appearance with best performance in 2009 with 3rd place finish.