CHAN: Zimbabwe beat hosts Zambia 1-0 to qualify for finals

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Zimbabwe upset hosts Zambia 1-0 in the second leg of their African Nations Championship (CHAN) tie on Saturday.

The 1-0 aggregate win means Zimbabwe have qualified from the Southern Zone for the CHAN finals to be held in South Africa next year.

Charles Sibanda scored the only goal of the tie after 65 minutes to shock Zambia, who had been tipped to win the game and reach the finals of the tournament for locally-based players only.

On Sunday, Mozambique drew 0-0 with Angola in Maputo in the first leg of a tie that will decide who joins Zimbabwe and hosts South Africa from the Southern Zone.

Cameroon were set to host the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday but the match was postponed until Monday because the referee and officials did not arrive in the country in time.

Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda have all progressed through regional qualifiers to reach the finals.

The tournament will be held between 11 January and 1 February in 2010 World Cup venues Bloemfontein, Polokwane and Cape Town, where the opening game and final will be staged.

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