Zambia U20 are one match away from their first COSAFA U20 Cup semifinal appearance since 2016 following a 2-0 win over guest side DR Congo on Thursday at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.
The 2016 champions , who relinquished their crown in the group stage as hosts in 2017 in Kitwe, have now collect two victories on the trot in Group A and are on maximum 6 points heading into their final game against Mozambique on December 8 that they must win or draw to qualify to the semifinals on December 11.
Both goals came in the first 30 minutes of the first half in which Zambia held their own against a physically imposing and experienced DR Congo side.
Benson Kolala put Zambia ahead in the 18th minute before Prince Mumba sealed the three points in the 24th minute.
Meanwhile, Mozambique are second on 4 points following a 1-1 draw with Malawi just 24 hours after they beat DR Congo 1-0 at Shinde Stadium in Mufulira.
DR Congo and Malawi are out of the semifinal race from Group A on zero and one point from two games respectively.