Zambia made a promising start on Sunday as 2017 U20 AFCON hosts after beating Guinea 1-0 in the tournament’s opening game at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Beston Chambeshi’s side go top of Group A on 3 points until late Sunday night before Egypt and Mali clash in the other pool match of the doubleheader at Heroes Stadium.
Guinea threatened in the early stages of the match and Naby Bangoura missed a one-on-one chance with goalkeeper Mangani Banda in the 29th minute.
Edward Chilufya then thought he had the ball in the back of the net in the 39th minute but his goal was ruled out for offside.
The winner came just after the break through striker Patson Daka of Austrian club FC Liefering in the 48th minute.
Chilufya again had the back in the back of the net in stoppage time, and again, his goal was disallowed.
Zambia now turn their attention to Mali on March 1 at the same venue seeking a win that will send them to the semifinal finals.