Katongo goal sinks Ghana
African Cup of Nations champions Zambia again got the better of Ghana on Saturday with a 1-0 triumph in their World Cup qualifier in Ndola.
Katongo: Won the game for Zambia
The Black Stars began their Group D campaign by thrashing Lesotho 7-0 on June 1, but failed to make it two victories from two as Christopher Katongo's 18th-minute goal ensured Zambia ran out 1-0 winners - just as they had done when the teams met in the African Nations Cup semi-final earlier this year.
Elsewhere, South Africa failed to win for an eighth successive match. They were held to a 1-1 draw by Botswana in Gaborone.
Bafana Bafana sacked Pitso Mosimane earlier this week after managing only a 1-1 draw in their opening Group A game last weekend, with interim coach Steve Komphela expressing his optimism before kick-off on Saturday that three points would get the team back on track.
All was going well when Morgan Gould gave the visitors a 17th-minute lead, but Ofentse Nato equalised six minutes before the break to secure a point for Botswana - their first of the pool campaign after they were beaten 2-0 by Central African Republic last time out.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse opened the scoring for Senegal against Uganda, but Godfrey Walusimbi kept his cool to convert a penalty four minutes from time which ensured the Group J match finished 1-1.
There was late drama in Group F, with Ruben Gabriel breaking the deadlock for Nigeria in the 89th minute only for substitute John Banda to nick a 1-1 draw for Malawi two minutes into stoppage time.