Beston Chambeshi began his tenure as Zambia Under-20 coach on a high after demolishing
Zimbabwe 5-1 on Wednesday in a 2016 Cosafa U20 Cup Group B opener in South Africa.

The result send the record 10-time champions top of Group B on three points with a match to play.

Power Dynamos striker Patson Daka put Zambia ahead in the 41st minute before Mpande Academy forward Edward Chilufya added the second in the 44th minute.

Mufulira Wanderers midfielder Crispin Salukanda, son of ex-Nkana striker Musole Sakulanda, made it 3-0 on the hour mark while Zanaco striker Fashion Sakala added the fourth in the 80th minute.

Bukhosi Sibanda scored Zimbabwe’s consolation goal in the 87th minute but Nkana defender Moses Nyondo put the result beyond doubt in stoppage time.

Zambia face Malawi in their final Group B match on December 11.

Winner from Group B will face runner-up from Group D in a playoff for a semifinal place on December 13.

Group D comprises on Mozambique, Comoros and guest side DR Congo.

South Africa is hosting this year’s tournament in the North-West Province from December 7-16.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. A good result for mother Zambia but I hasten to say we always start so well at youth level but somewhere along the age ladder we get messed up; don’t know where. What exactly is our woe– administrative , technical or other side?

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    • Zambia will soon be disqualified from this tournament. Some of the scorers mentioned in the story are over 20. This is cheating and must not be allowed to continue.

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    • These are under 20. Soccer puts boys in Sharpe. Boys can play big games from grade 9- 12.
      When we were in grade 10, we already featured in so called Buffalo cup tournament in Luapulan provincial. junior was Kapapula tournament. We all wished to be picked Ku national team.
      We drunk with teachers, impregnated fellow students, we were just between 16 – 21 yr old.

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  2. I will say congrats on this one but I know those boys have not been tested by big guns, Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, DR Congo etc. Put them under such pressure then we see what they are made of! Best result looking forward.

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  3. How old is Patson Daka, kanshi? He is at every Under-20 games year in – year out!!! Nadabwa ine!!! Just thinking not another blunder by coach and his team doctor!!!

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  4. I wish someone from his neighborhood can tell us how old he is! Those bears on his chick are not under 20. I finished school when I was 20 something and my bears were not like that. I started seriously cutting my bears, even after eating beans for 5 years in boarding school, three or four years after my schooling years. Awe kwena….age mu Zambia wafya sana!

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  5. UPND cadres Zambia was kicked out of COSAFA age cup for age cheating. Are you sure we are that stupid as to repeat the same mistake twice again for the second time?

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  6. My boy was born on august 1999. If he was playing football, he could be as built as Patson. He is actually a tall guy; well suited for basket ball. So don’t doubt. Do you remember how built Wayne Rooney of Man Utd was at 18 yrs old?

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