Zambia U17 finish second at Airtel Rising Stars
The Zambia Under -17 Boys have finished second at the ended 2013 Airtel Rising Stars Africa Championship in Nigeria after losing to Niger on penalties in the final on Sunday.
Zambia lost to Niger 7-6 on penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in the final played in Lagos.
The Chris Kaunda coached Zambian team qualified to the final after beating Tanzania 4-3 on post-match penalties after a 1-1 draw in the semifinals on Saturday.
Sunday’s match was a repeat of last year’s final in which Zambia again lost to Niger on penalties in Kenya.
Niger reached the final after eliminating Nigeria in Saturday’s first semifinal.