ZAMBIA UNDER 20 WINS FINAL TRAINING GAME.The Zambia Under 20 today beat South African premier league defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns 4-3 in a training match.

Goals from Sebastian Mwansa, Simon Lupiya, Yorum Mwila and William Njobvu gave Zambia the win.

The victory wrap-ups George Lwandamina’s squads 12-day training camp in South Africa ahead of the participation in the 2007 Caf Africa Youth Championship final in Congo-Brazzaville that kickoff this Saturday.

Zambia depart South Africa for Congo on Thursday instead of today as earlier scheduled, two days before the tournament kicks off on Saturday, January 20.

Zambia play defending Africa Under 20 champions Nigeria on the 21st in both sides opening Group B match.

ANDRE MTINE RESIGNS AS FOREST TECHNICAL ADVISOR. Forest Rangers technical advisor Andre Mtine today announced that he had quit his post at the Ndola club.

Mtine leaves the club by mutual consent after two seasons as Forests’ technical advisor. He cited family commitments and the pressure of work running his business as the reasons for ending his two-year old affair with Forest.

During his two years at the club, Mtine was instrumental in Forests’ first ever major cup triumph with the lifting of the 2005 Coca Cola Cup that they unsuccessfully defended last season after losing to Kabwe Warriors in the finals.

Mtine also helped Forest gain promotion to the top-flight following their Coke Cup win in 2005 that same year.

Last season Mtine oversaw the side finish 5th, the best placing of the three promoted clubs that survived the drop in the 2006 campaign ahead of Konkola Blades and Nakambala Leopards who ended their year in 6th and 7th positions respectively.

ZAMBIA UNDER 23 GO INTO CAMP.

The Zambia Under 23 squad goes into camp in Kitwe this Thursday to start preparations for their 2008 Olympic Games 1st round, 1st leg qualifying tie against Malawi scheduled for early next month.

Peter Kaumba”s side will reside at Power Dynamos camp house and training from Arthur Davies stadium. Further details will be released by team manager Lusekelo Kamwambi on Tuesday.

Courtesy of Kalumiana Kalumina

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