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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.

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