The doubleheader junior international friendly series of matches has ended with Zambia Under-17 and 20 teams failing to maintain consistent form in their final matches today against their Malawian opponents.
The Zambia under-20 team lost 1-0 to Malawi a day after beating the latter 4-2 in their opening game while the Under-17 teams drew 1-1 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Atusani Nyondo’s goal early in the second minute of the first half gave Malawi a deserved with after their loss on Saturday.
The Under-17 teams drew 1-1 after Zambia beat their Malawi opponents 4-0 48 hours earlier.
Wedson Nyirenda’s team failed to stamp their authority over their Malawian counterparts who were unlike to go 1-0 down in the first half.
It took the Zambia Under-17 until the 40th minute to break through Malawi’s defence when Zesco United striker John Chingandu slotted in a cross from Lusaka Dynamos winger Tom Bakala.
Malawi restored parity in the 48th minute through Kelvin Mukandawire who blasted in a sublime long-range shot from outside the box pasted Kabwe Warriors goalkeeper Kelvin Musonda.
Zambia and Malawi were using the friendly matches as preparations for their forthcoming participation in the Cosafa Under-17 and Under-20 championship to be held in Namibia and South Africa in December.