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Alba Iulia
Friday, February 21, 2020

Zambia Bow Out of Cosafa U20

Sports Zambia Bow Out of Cosafa U20

Zambia wrapped up their Cosafa Under-20 Championship outing with a 2-1 win over Lesotho in their final group A match played at De Beers Stadium in Kimberley.

South Africa meanwhile qualified to the semifinals after a 3-0 win over Seychelles in a match played across town at AR Abass Stadium.

South Africa finished top of Group A on maximum 9 points, Zambia second on 6 points, Seychellee are on 3 while Lesotho bottom on 0.

Zambia recovered after some early pressure from Lesotho before Oswald Mutapa’s side regrouped after the opening quarter.

Nathan Sinkala put Zambia ahead on 23 minute when he slid-in the ball from close range before Innocent Mwaba whipped in the second from inside the box five minutes later.

Zambia could have been 4-0 before the break but Musonda Munaile missed from close-range shooting over the bar in the 39th minute.

Four minutes later, it was Mwaba whose first shot was parried before Kasongo Mwepya spectacularly blasted the follow-up from the near post high and over just a meter in front of an obliging goal-mouth.

The second half was pretty even with Zambia dominating but again poor finishing characterized their modest display against a clearly inexperienced Lesotho.

Lesotho scored their consolation goal in the 80minute when Paulosi Nthejane out jumped three defenders to head in the ball during a last quarter of an hour they dominated.

They almost had an equalizer six minutes from time but referee Tebogo Israel Ramocha from Botswana ruled it offside.

Zesco United win League Title.

-Zesco United beat 1-0 Nchanga rangers to lift their second successive league title thanks to a Nicholas Zulu goal in 52 min.

Nicholas Zulu scored the important goal in the 52nd minute to hand Zesco their second league title in their history.

Zesco finished on an unassailable 50 points from 28 games played with two matches to spare.

Meanwhile, Chambishi and Lusaka Dynamos drew 1-1 in the other scheduled match played at Queensmead today.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. This is sad development to hear that we are out of cosafa.And it is also shocking to see nchanga rangers in the danger zone.W ht is happening to soccer in zambia kanshi.

  2. Xavier CHUNGU welcome back to public scrutiny. CHUNGU is under oath not to reveal State secrets even when faced with imprisonment or death. He is national property. I suggest that government should just pardon him and sent him into foreign service. Let him travel freely just like Chiluba does.

  3. Conguratulations to Amajita, you deserve it though you are playing in front of your fans.

    This is a sad development for our Zambian football and the 2010 world cup prospects.There will be no proffessional deals for this lads and the coaches will not risky trying most of these players coz of their early poor showing. And most saddenning ,another gap in Zambian soccer till the next youth competition in 2011.

    All is not lost but very little chance for guys to penetrate in the senior squad.

  4. Yangu bola yesu it is a sad development for zambian soccer indeed these are suppose to be the future stars but they are failing to perform which is very sad.

  5. The benefits of a corrupt and arrogant FAZ. We need a FAZ dat can take football as a viable business activity, not now when players continue to get poor pay and sleep in old dilapidated hotels. de less educated felas get out of faz now. u lack dynamism.

  6. Can we hear from FAZ what went wrong? I Think FAZ is upto no good. When people are sad due to poor world economy they should make us happy by bringing good results. But them they are experts at adding salt to the injuries. Atase imwe ba ngwele. Bushe mungulu nangu ninshi.

  7. Koswe is my first name and Kwindi my second.My father hails from eastern while my mother from kwa Mukwakwa in Luapula. Is the current FAZ executive keeping it’s promises? They are busy doing the opposite. In fact I should say they are very busy going nowhere.

  8. good atempt,next time you should work hard,we have a lot of problems to solve e.g copper prices,job losses,mealiemeal prices,x.chungu’s return etc,so work hard next time….

  9. Voting opens for African player award

    The five candidates for the 2008 BBC African Footballer of the Year award have been revealed on the BBC’s African sports programme Fast Track.

    The nominees are: Mohamed Aboutrika (Egypt), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo), Didier Drogba (Cote d’Viore), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) and Amr Zaki (Egypt).

    Concidentally, Zambia’s opponents in the WorldCup 2010 Egypt has two players in the running for the awards. This shows you the mammoth task which is impossible for Zambia to achieve.Zambian Soccer sucks!!! I knew tha lads will lose.Kalu and team at FAZ should give way to progressive people to run FAZ and inspire our lads. Not the Munaile’s, Kalu’s

  10. LT your headlines says that Zambia has been bowd out of the Cosafa tourment.But your story does not mention how Zambia failed to progress to the next round.

  11. Hard luck, young chipolopolos, next year you will be champions. Dont worry even your Neba Malawi has met same fate on coin-basis.

    Jokes of African events for Malawian participation!

    1.Hazel-Ricco tie, Ricco wins on vote recount after Hazel was a clear winner. Shame on organizers, was this realistic format?

    2.Under 20-Malawi 7pts-Zimbabwe 7 pts, another tie but MW NO1 Zimbabwe wins after RAND COIN TOSSING whose communication of such format was done this Monday. Why?

    Is it wrong to say Zimbabwe beat Coin by 10 goals to zero, and Can we say MW is booted out for poor performance?

    What is happening to Malawi? By the way Malawi is a perfomer. We have strong teams. THIS IS VERY BAD!

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