Defending champions Zambia made significant headway in the 2019 U20 AFCON qualifiers today after beating Rwanda 2-0 away in Kigali in a first round, first leg tie.

The match was the 2017champions entry into the qualifiers after enjoying preliminary round bye.

Striker Francesco Mwepu hit the target twice in the 33rd and 77th minutes against ten man Rwanda.

Mwepu is young brother of Chipolopolo midfielder and 2017 U20 AFCON winner Enock Mwepu.

Meannwhile, the hosts were reduced to ten men when Protais Sinambiwe was red carded in the 59th minute for an off the ball incident on midfielder Lameck Banda.

Zambia now need a home draw on May 19 in Lusaka to advance to the final qualifying round in July to face Burundi or Sudan who drew 1-1 just next door in Bujumbura this afternoon.

Juma Mohamed put Burundi ahead in the 23rd minute but that lead lasted just four minutes when Sudan shared the spoils through Abdel Salam.

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    • These Mwepu boys start to storm on pitch like the Katongo brothers of yesterday year.

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    • Thanks a trillion Junior Chipolopolo … let’s keep the pressure. Your killer instincts are impressive as per usual.

      You make the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise proud. Keep it coming; it ain’t over until you defend and retain the crown.

      This breed of Africans called Zambians are simply the best ~ B R Mumba, Sr

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    • @Mature, katwishi yama, I don’t know which is which, but yours ‘yesteryear’ sounds right one.

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  1. @mature, I believe you are a teacher right? I did not even see the ” yesterday year ” until you mentioned it. awe mulibakali yama.

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  2. oh! I almost forgot why here. I sometimes behave like a upnd cadre who pass comments on anything as long as lungu is mentioned in the statement. congratulations lads. but is this lameck banda still under 5 or under 20? he has been under since 2011.

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  3. Makes no difference at all. We still have high fuel prices, high taxes, high mortality rates, rampant corruption, no employment, mediocrity in government, tribalism /nepotism, teenage prostitution, very low wages, no medicines in hospitals and, to make matters worse, a fraudster at plot number 1. Tizamuziba Yesu.

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  4. UPND , United Pungwaa for National Development! It means UPND is made up of thieves, crooks, plunderers! Their president HH is one of those responsible for unemployment and people’s suffering now in this country as he was one of the plunderers during fake privatization!

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