The Zambia Under-17 national on Friday beat Malawi 1-0 to finish 3rd at the Cosafa Junior Championships that comes to a close today in Windhoek, Namibia.

A 68th minute goal from striker Humphrey Masenseko of Faz division 1 north club Ronald Ross ensured a podium finish for Wedson Nyirenda’s team who return home with a bronze medal.

Maseneko headed in the ball off a cross from Lusaka Dynamos midfielder Tom Bakala.

The goal was Maseneko’s second of the tournament after earlier finding the target in Zambia’s resounding 8-0 victory over Botswana in their final Group B match last Tuesday.

Meanwhile, defending champions South Africa face Zimbabwe today in the final in Windhoek.

Zambia return home on Monday after departing Windhoek by road on Sunday after attending tonight’s closing ceremony.

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