Zambia’s hope of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has increased after defeating Algeria 1-0 in their round of 4 game of the World Cup qualifier.

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez made a return to the first team, but he was unable to save his country from an embarrassing defeat at home.

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Striker Patson Daka scored the only goal that condemned Algeria to a defeat in the 67th minutes as the Chipolopolo must now avoid defeat in the next match against Nigeria.

Nigeria currently lead group B in the African zone of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with 10 points, and a win for them against Zambia in October 2017 will give them the ticket for the 2018 showpiece.