Ten men Zambia on Sunday won the 2019 COSAFA Men’s Under-17 Championship after thumping Mozambique 2-0 in the final played at Mpira Stadium in Blantyre, Malawi.

Junior Chipolopolo won the cup with a perfect record after winning all their five matches at the regional tournament.

Rickson Ng’ambi and Joseph Banda were the scorers on the final day as 2017 champions Zambia walked to the winner’s podium.

Coach Oswald Mutapa’s boys were reduced to ten when Peter Chikola saw red for a second bookable offence in the 58th minute.

On the road to the final, Zambia beat eSwatini (6-0), South Africa (7-0), Malawi (3-2) and Angola (2-0) in the semi-finals.

Zambia 11

14. Iford Mwale, 4. Miguel Chaiwa (C), 5. Onesimus Chipango, 6. Dominic Kanda, 7. Chipyoka Songa, 9. Rickson Ngambi, 10. Moses Mulenga, 11 Joseph Banda, 12. Peter Chikola, 15. Benson Simwanda, 17. Julius Kumwenda.

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  1. Congrats!
    I don’t like the way Znbc reports sports news – no picture as if you’re reading a newspaper. There should be a difference

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    • And the boy who was red carded, was the best player, left back.
      He was playing under pressure because he was playing right in front of the two coaches.
      And the goalkeeper is good, he never conceded a goal at the tournament. The one who allowed 2 goes against Malawi is the second-choice.

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  2. Job well done baice and shame to the senior Senior Chipolopolo for poor performance they exhibited yesterday, especially in technical bench.

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  3. Congratulations to the boys. My main concern is lack of continuity for these boys. Their careers just disappear as years go by. Very few progress to the senior teams like Parson Dana and Mwepu. These boys need serious nurturing so that they blossom as they grow older. Also lack of self discipline on our boys is a big issue.

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