Kabaso Chongo and Hassan Hakizimana
Zambia beat Burundi 4-3 on post match penalties in the third quarter final match of the ongoing Cecafa Senior Challenge after a barren ninety minutes to seal a place in the semifinal.
In a game that was expected to produce a lot of fireworks, all the two teams could muster in the opening 90 minutes was feisty battles in the midfield especially though Burundi keeper Arthur Arakaza almost gifted Zambia an easy opener when he fumbled a Julius Situmbeko cross in the 12th minute.
He will be thankful that a number of red shirts were on hand and reacted fast to clear the ball as Felix Katongo looked to pounce.
Ghana winger Andre Ayew netted his first goal in nine league games to seal a 2-0 win for his club Olympique Marseille at the home of Lorient in the French Ligue 1 on Saturday.
The young winger beat the goalkeeper at the near post in stoppage time after he was set up by Tunisia striker Saber Khelifa who joined Marseille from Evian TG in the summer.
It was Ayew's first goal of the season and it broke a scoreless spell that stretched back to May.
Younger brother Jordan Ayew started alongside Andre as the central striker, but was replaced just before the hour mark by Khelifa.