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Zambia U20 battling to collect dignified Bronze

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Zambia battle for bronze on Thursday on the closing day of the 2018 COSAFA U20 Cup when they face Angola in a 3rd and 4th playoff at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.

The hosts will be hoping to make up for their 2-1 semifinal loss to Zimbabwe on Tuesday at the same venue following an unbeaten run in the group stages despite questions asked about the defending and finishing.

Zambia coach Charles Bwale said he will give an opportunity to fringe players against an Angola side that has looked convincing but were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to defending champions South Africa on Tuesday.

But Zambia will still be without their impact substitute Mwiya Malumo who missed the semifinal due to a knee injury.

Furthermore, it may also be a battle for bronze but fans are still expecting Zambia to go out in a dignified manner.

The spotlight will be on Zesco United attacker Lameck Banda who has been an enigmatic figure for the hosts including captain Edward Chilufya who has played out of position for most of the tournament in attack.

Meanwhile, Prince Mumba is also still in the race for the golden boot tied on four goals together with Lyle Foster of South Africa and Zimbabwean hit man Delic Murimba who will square-off in the final.

3 COMMENTS

    • I don’t like that lazy so-called coach Bwale. He has spoiled careers and talents for the boys. That be is total distraction. Maybe because they are playing in NDC strong hold.
      No team will take back:
      – Chilufya
      – Banda
      – Malumo
      – Kangwa
      A typical PF-cadre, slow and lazy leaders. Just waiting for allowances from PF-secretariat at FAZ so they can go for Brai.

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