Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education

Front Page



UK Politics







Talking Point

In Depth

On Air

Low Graphics

Saturday, September 18, 1999 Published at 08:33 GMT 09:33 UK

World: Africa

Zambians back after soccer disaster

Six years after a plane crash that killed eighteen members of the national football team, Zambia have reached the final of a major competition.

They beat South Africa one-nil to clinch their place in the final of the All Africa Games in Johannesburg. The winning goal was scored in extra time by the substitute, Bernard Makufi.

Zambia now play Cameroon, but correspondents say they face an uphill task to beat them because the Cameroonians are a physically strong side and the Zambians lost to them in the opening rounds of the Games.

The Zambians will also be without their captain, Moses Sichone - he's gone for a trial with the German side, Cologne.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

Advanced options | Search tips

Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage |

Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia

In this section

Dam builders charged in bribery scandal

Burundi camps 'too dire' to help

Sudan power struggle denied

Animal airlift planned for Congo

Spy allegations bug South Africa

Senate leader's dismissal 'a good omen'

Tatchell calls for rights probe into Mugabe

Zimbabwe constitution: Just a bit of paper?

South African gays take centre stage

Nigeria's ruling party's convention

UN to return to Burundi

Bissau military hold fire

Nile basin agreement on water cooperation

Congo Brazzaville defends peace initiative

African Media Watch

Liberia names new army chief