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Zambia outsmart South Africa to win record Cosafa U20 crown

Sports Zambia outsmart South Africa to win record Cosafa U20 crown

cosafa-u20-700x367Zambia on Friday outsmarted hosts South Africa to win the 2016 Cosafa U20 Cup and extend their tournament record to an unprecedented eleven victories.

Beston ‘’Quicksilver’ Chambeshi’s side beat South Africa 2-1 at Moruleng Stadium in Rustenberg in a match the two sides arrived with respective 100 per cent runs.

The win is a massive boost for Zambia ahead of their hosting of the 2017 Africa Under-20 Cup in February where South Africa too will be one of two representatives from the Cosafa zone.

Kenneth Kalunga put Zambia ahead in the 11th minute after racing through South Africa’s backline to see the latter concede their first goal in the tournament.

However, South Africa equalised against the run of play in the 41st minute when Kabelo Seriba fired-in the rebound from a set-piece ball that hit the post before he punished Zambia for some poor marking to see the two sides go 1-1 into the break.

Zambia then camped in South Africa’s area for most of the second half but the hosts held out denying Patson Daka and Fashion Sakala from close range after the hour mark.

South Africa curved-in in the 85th minute when Boyd Musonda whipped in a sublime volley to seal the win and hand Chambeshi his debut win as Under-20 coach.

South Africa then gave Zambia a late scare when captain Repo Melepe,header off a free was saved by Mangani Banda.


    • You see now ba PF, we told you that Patson Daka mukali umwaiche. And that Mangani Banda must take over from Mweene.

    • WHo cares

      Only people who are not clever have no degrees , masters doing PhD cares

      This is not sport of the elite, Tell me about netball, volleyball or fencing

      Footballs is for the less elite


    • Goalkeepers can go up to the age of 41-44 years whilst still giving a good service. We need Mweene’s experienced service to help marshall the back four.

  1. This is a run that has gone on with a track record unlike wishing other teams could lose in some other match so we succeed! Ba Chambeshi and your boys well Done!!! Let’s do a ka repeat unlike that funny Afcon one hit wonder..

  2. Repo MALEPE wanted to curtail or cerebrations. Please let’s be careful with MALEPE in future. Always dangerous.

  3. We celebrate this victory.The problem with our boys is that after this victory,it will get to their heads & start drinking,smoking Chamba,womanizing & all the evils in our compounds.They do not have ambition to end up like Messi.

  4. Congrats to the opening goal scorer Kenneth Kalunga opens Zambia, proud of being your uncle, from Mozambique. Keep it up to the Zambians!!!

  5. If we have won COSAFA U-20 eleven times and our senior team can’t even qualify for AFCON there must be something terribly wrong with the way we run our soccer. The future of any national team are the u-17 u-20 and u-23

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