Zambia under 20 players

The African Champions went down to the Italians by 3 goals to Two in a thrilling encounter that had to be decided in extra time.

The two teams settled for a 2 all after 90 minutes and the game went into extra time.

In extra time the Italians scored their third game and sealed off the game.

The Under 20 FIFA World Cup quarter final played at Suwon World Cup stadium saw the African Champions take an early lead through Patson Daka in the 4th.

In the second half the Italians equalized but in the 84th minute Fashion Sakala fashioned a second goal for the young Chipolopolo to put Zambia ahead.

However, Zambia’s lead was erased 3 minutes before close of the 90 minutes through a well taken free kick by Italy.

Earlier in the match, Zambia lost their instrumental midfielder Enock Mwepu in the 24th minute after he took a knock.

After Mwepu tearfully left the pitch the Young Italians took control of the game and the young Chipolopolo had to do a lot of defending relaying on counter attacks.

Zambia’s counter attack led to Edward Chilufya being fouled outside the box and at first the Referee pointed at the penalty sport but the decision was changed to a free kick and an Italian defender was given a red card.

Zambia now returns home as Italy proceeds to the Semi-finals.

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28 COMMENTS

    • @Mushota, now we know Nicky’s full name is ‘Nincompoops’. Why have you been hiding such a ‘lovely’ name of your boyfriend? Thanks for revealing it finally!!!!

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    • Zamglish –
      It is crAshes, not crushes bachimbwi,
      Please stop embarrassing us.
      And #Munune, people have lost and you say “well done”????
      Typical dundumwezi mentality

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  1. The boys have a fighting spirit. They put up a good fight together with Quick Silver with his silver jacket. They deserve a heroes welcome.

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  2. Its been a successful outing, well done boys! The future is bright for Zambian football.

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  3. LESSON 1 = Don’t mix religion & sport. The U20 knelt together in a circle each time they scored. But when the match ended, they refused to kneel down.
    – LESSON 2 = Don’t mix sport & politics. Some PF00ls were saying HH should remain in Jail bcoz U20 has been winning since HH was jailed. Lungu has been planning to score a politically with U20 world champions & solidify his dictatorship. But God saw his plans & thwarted them.
    – LESSON 3 = Sport is just a game, an entertainment just like watching a movie. Work hard & be prosperous. to misquote Karl Marx’s saying “Football is the opium (a pain-killer) for the poor people” (religion is the opium of the people)

    The problems we had before the tournament started are still with us:- hunger is still among us. Mealie-meal, fuel & electricity…

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    • CONT’D..
      Mealie-meal, fuel & electricity prices still remain high.
      – Lungu’s dictatorship is still with us.
      – The rotten judiciary is still with us.
      – Chinese corruption is still with us.
      – High youth unemployment is still with us.
      – high illiteracy is still with us.
      – Dora Siliya’s son has been paid for the poor quality U20 jerseys yet it’ll take 12 months before U20 team are paid allowances.

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    • just work hard, you will not complain? the problem with you are too lazy to work, do you the govet will put a bag of mealie meal on your table? i have a bumper harvest…..of every thing i planted ….

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    • jSTEPHEN PHIRI, Suwon, South Korea
      ITALY coach Evani Alberico says Zambia will be a hard nut to crack in tomorrow’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarter-final encounter but that the Europeans will target revenge for two defeats in 1988.

      Alberico was part of the Italian national team that lost 4-0 to Zambia in the group stage at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
      He missed the match due to injury.
      Two months before the Olympics, Alberico featured for the Azzuri in the 2-0 defeat to Zambia at the President Cup in Seoul.
      “It is possible to revenge but it will not be easy. We will try to revenge but the match will be 50/50 and the better team will win,” said Alberico in an interview at Ramada Hotel, where the Italians are accommodated.
      The Zambian squad is also residing at the same hotel…

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  4. @Mushota
    Iwe mwaice Mushota behave. Your clitoris is making you to be restless as to say all manner or nonsense, ayi? Could it be your white boy friend is failing to bonk you well to put that clitoris of yours to rest? Now you seem to be looking for a black Zambian to give it nice to you. Hence taunting black Zambians. Ulupundu lulekwipaya mwaice! Not even the sex toys seem to be helping you.

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  5. I feel a little sick , I need a little sleep, may it would help. Too bad … Italians will pay heavily for taking away what belonged to Africa. Shiiiiteeeeeee men!!!

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    • pay for what, naiwe! ni nyele ikukolelefye. zambian team should ve tightened defence a weakness shown through out tournament.

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  6. the country is peaceful, Zambians are idolizing football.

    I am happy they have lost and we don’t have noise!

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  7. Well-done boys! You are very brave and determined but at the end of the day it was just a game. You did extremely well.

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  8. Note to Editor – Zambia “crushes” out should read, Zambia “crashes” out of under – 20 World Cup !

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  9. I SAID IN THE BEGINING THAT EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE QUALIFIED TO THE QUARTER FINAL WE CANNEVER REACH SEMI FINALS WITH A BLACK COACH, BESTON CHAMBESHI NEEDS TO BE FIRED AND CALL BACK HERVE RENARD , OUR PLAYERS COME FROM VILLAGES THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN A WHITEMAN WORSE STILL THEY LOOKED SCARED AT THE BALL SO IF A WHITE IS COACH THEY WILL FEEL AT HOME AS THEY PLAY WHITE BOYS

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  10. Hats off for the young Chipolopolo, you fought till the end in a match that could have gone either way. That display was whole-hearted , next time wear the Green Jersey when in a crucial match like yesterdays.

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  11. Im shocked that people get are praising the team after spending so many thousands on them just to entertain the country. Millions of kwacha can be found for football but hundreds of kwacha can’t be found to buy benches and tables for schools and that simple panadols can’t be bought in clinics. Its time Zambians switched on to pay attention to things that matter not entertainment s which we still have to fund using taxpayers money.

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  12. Orange always Zambia get poor results fake thumbs up always use white and green orange mukapele Dora slit yachabechane fye

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  13. Truth be told, these young lads put up a spending and spirited fight and what they need now is our support as a country. How I wish these young boys were our national flag carrier in senior tournaments like the world cup, Africa cup of nations etc, I am sure we would go a long way as a footballing nation. All in all congratulations young lads, you did Zambia proud.

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