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Zambia , South Africa draw in U20 friendly

Sports Zambia , South Africa draw in U20 friendly

Zambia Under-20 rallied to draw 3-3 at home with South Africa Under-20 in a junior international friendly played at Nkoloma Stadium on Sunday.

Young Chipolopolo and Amajita were using the friendly to fine-tune for their 2019 U20 AFCON final round qualifiers against Burundi and Malawi respectively that are coming up this weekend.

New Zambia call-up Kings Kangwa of Israeli club Maccabi Be’er Sheba put the hosts ahead in the 19th minute but Lyle Foster ensured the two sides went level into halftime with a 39th minute equalizer.

Charles Bwale’s side were back in front in the 52nd minute through Martin Njobvu before Amajita equalized shortly thereafter.

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Wiseman Meyiwa restored parity in the 54th minute and the visitors later took the lead for the first time in the 65th Promise Mkhuma.

However, Zambia striker Francisco Mwepu ensured they shared the spoils with a 75th minute equalizer.

The draw for Zambia came a week after they lost 1-0 at the same venue in the first friendly to Malawi on July 1.

Zambia now turns its attention to Burundi whom they host on July 14 at Nkoloma in a first leg fixture before travelling to Ngozi for the final leg on July 21.

Winner over both legs will qualify for the 2019 tournament to be hosted by Niger from February 24 to March 10.

5 COMMENTS

  1. CHANGE THE VENUE OTHERWISE ZAMBIA WILL BE BEATEN AT HOME IN THE PRESENCE OF NEW FAZ COACH SEVENTY. NKOLOMA AREA IS OPPOSITION STRONGHOLD PLEASE TAKE THE MATCH TO LEVY STADIUM WHERE PF IS INTACT

    • @Anyoko is for a point, Nkoloma is for people abaku ma Yard. Even girls always lose at Nkoloma.
      Go play in Matero at PF Disaster Stadium.

  2. Who’s the U20 coach? And how fit is he? Look our soccer continues to show the same weaknesses at all levels all the time!!!
    1. Totally No Fitness in our boys; very much Neymar-like
    2. Poor ball control – can’t put up 8 neat passes together
    3. Very poor accuracy of passing – opponent always intercepting balls meant for our teammates
    4. No mental strength – can’t defend a lead and always conceding at crucial but KNOW moments – very early stages of the game, or soon after we’ve scored
    5. Conceding unnecessary free kicks around the 18 box
    6. Failure to convert or defend corners

  3. We need to start working on our defenders, at club level and at National level. Look at Nkana..2 goals in two minutes is pathetic, this has been transferred to the national teams ….aweee!!

  4. Our under 20s loss to Malawi n a draw against SA are clear indicators that the team needs a lot of fine tuning. Give this team back to Beston Chambeshi

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