Thursday, June 13, 2024

Zambia bow out of COSAFA U20 Cup


Hosts and defending champions Zambia’s interest at the 2017 Cosafa U20 Cup has ended.

Zambia’s fate at was decided by proceedings outside Group A on Saturday.

Group B sides Egypt and South Africa’s 2-0 and 1-0 win over Mauritius and Mozambique respectively meant the best runners-up spot threshold is now 6 points after both victors attained that points tally in their penultimate pool games this weekend.

Zambia, who has 1 point after two Group A matches, played can only attain 4 points should they beat Swaziland on Monday in their last preliminary round match.

The best runners up from the three groups at the tournament will join the group winners from Group A, B and C in the semifinals on December 14 at Arthur Davies Stadium.

Zambia is staging the COSAFA Cup on the Copperbelt from December 6-16.

The final will be played on December 16 at Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola will all group games and semifinals are taking place in Kitwe.


  1. Why should we comment? We told them that people in Kitwe are not supporting anything, keep tournament in Lusaka.
    Did you see any PF ministers at tournament, being Sports or provincial minister?
    FIFA should fine FAZ.

  2. Faz has paid price of behaving like politicians who don’t listen to the masses, we told them to at least hold some matches in the capital city, wouldn’t listen, look at the below par performance now! There’s no tournament where host country doesn’t play in capital! Lesson 1!

  3. Technical bench should ve considered some more players from the previous winning team. Some players from the former are still under 20!!!

    • True was wrong to blanket all players from the winning under addition, it wrong to attach a technical personal at the eleventh hour to the team

  4. Correct Victor! I wonder why Mumamba was picked. Chagwa once said you do not change the winning just for the sake of changing. FAZ should have used Beston and probably beef-up the coach staff. Mumamba tells us that he is building the future under 20 team. How? is he telling us that that all the players were under 17? You go and spend all that money and casually tells the nation that he is building the team? If Beston says we have a national team in his boys ( the Dakas and the rest) we shall surely agree with him. Not this nonsense!!!! What country is this? I think there is honour in accepting defeat. The three times we reached finals at CAF we had a muzungu not because of colour, but they are technically superior. To them coaching is now a skill that one has to learn of course being a…

  5. Zambia’s problem was that they were grouped with Uganda!
    They should have been in Group C and renamed it Group A.

    But hey, if you want a challenge, and invite Uganda, well, you get a challenge. ūüôā
    Let the soccer fans enjoy the show!

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