Zambia failed to finish third at the 2018 COSAFA U20 Cup after losing 2-1 to Angola in the third and fourth playoff at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe on Thursday.
Emmanuel Mwiinde broke the deadlock after a scoreless first half in the 47th minute to put Zambia ahead.
But Angola equalized in the 79th minute through Melono and four minutes later man of the match Luvumbo sealed the win and the bronze medal.
Zambia’s consolation after another disappointing COSAFA U20 was going home with the fair play award.
Zambia were eliminated in the group stage last year to see them relinquish the title they won in December 2016 in South Africa.
Meanwhile, South Africa retained the COSAFA U20 title for a second successive year following a 4-3 post match penalty victory over Zimbabwe after a 1-1 draw.
It was South Africa’s seventh title to make them the second most successful country in the tournament after Zambia on 11 triumphs.
Zimbabwe are third on six titles.