Zambia this afternoon defeated 2010 FIFA World Cup finalists North Korea 4-1 in an international friendly match played at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
The hosts cruised to victory courtesy of a James Chamanga hat-trick in the two sides first-ever international meeting.
Zambia led 2-0 into the break after shrugging off an spell by North Korea in the opening 10 minutes of the match.
Chamanga scored the first of his two goals 10th and 13th minutes thanks to assists from Rainford Kalaba and Sabstian Mwansa respectively before completing his hat-trick in the 70th minute.
North Korea found their lone goal of the match via a penalty in the 86th that was converted by midfielder Mun In Guk.
Striker Felix Sunzu, who replaced Chamanga a minute after the latter scored his third goal, added zambia’s fourth goal deep into time-added-on of the 90 minutes.
Zambia: Kalililo Kakonje (Sub: Jacob Banda, 79″), 6-Emmanuel Mbola, 3-Dennis Banda (Sub:Charles Siyingwa, 71″), 15-Kampamba Chintu (Capt), 4-Thomas Nyirenda, 13-Stophira Sunzu, 14-Rainford Kalaba, 7-Henry Banda (Sub 17-Kennedy Chola, 53″),10-Sebastian Mwansa (Sub: 8-Kennedy Mudenda, 53″), 18-Given Singuluma (Sub: 11-Luka Lungu, 53), 12-James Chamanga (Sub: Felix Sunzu, 71″)
Subs not used: Hichani Himoonde, Kebby Hichipuka, Enock Sakala
Coach: Herve Renard (France)
North Korea: 23-Ri Myong-Guk (Sub: 18-Kim Myong Gil 58″), 21-Pak Nam-Chol, 8-Ji Yun-Nam, 2-Ri Kwang Hyok, 3-Ri Jun-Il, 15-Kim Yong-Jun (Sub: 14-Pak Sung-Nyok, 67″), 11-Mun In-Guk, 4-Pak Nam-Chol, 6-Kim Kum-Il, 5-Ri Kwang-Chon, 17-Choe Kum-Chol (Sub: 22-Ri Chol Myong, 58″)
Subs not used: 7-Kim Myoung Won, 16-Nam Song-Chol, 10-Choe Myong-Ho, 13-Pak Chol-Jin
Coach: Kim Jong-Hu (DPRK)
Cautions: 2-Ri Kwang Hyo (North Korea, Yellow,20″)
Referee: Wilosn Mpanisi (Zambia)