The Fennecs burried Zambia in the "stadium of death"
The Algerian ...Fennec... defeated Zambian fox Saturday at Konkola full Stadium by the net score (2-0), and allows the Algerian coach Rabah Saâdane to win another battle, the battle of coaches.
- On the eve of the match against Algeria, Hervé Renard, who had already told the press that between him and Saâdane, there is only one true “fox”', saying that “the path for Algeria will stop here”
In fact, it is Zambia, which has surprised everyone by going to defeat Egypt in the Cairo Stadium (100,000 supporters), which was stopped by a breathtaking Algerian team.
And the tactics of the Old Fox, Saâdane gave results on Hervé Renard’s who is still a novice in the nerves’ war: a half-time completed for the benefit of Algeria (Bougherra scored at the 21th) demonstrated the enormous potential of the Algerian selection.
Of course, many players had said at the end of the South African stage they went to Zambia to win. They did it with great elegance, even if the referee of the game, Divine Evehe from Cameroon, had given a yellow card for Ziani.
A death silence reigned in Konkola Stadium. Chipolopolos were down on their knees. The fennecs exulted, forget the heat, pressure, and think only of a victory which is good for the Algerian football.
And in the battle of the benches, the Algerian coach, who had already led Algeria to a final phase of World Cup (Mexico, 1986), smiled. He gave a wonderful lesson of Education to the Zambian coach, Renard, who acknowledged his defeat.